Collected by: Douglas Haynie Sung by: Mr. R.K. Moore
for Miss. M.C. Parler Benton, Arkansas
November 26, 1960
Reel 384, Item 18
I WAS BORN ABOUT 10000 YEARS AGO
I was born about 10,000 years ago,
There ain't a thing in this wide world that I don't know.
I saw Peter, Paul, and Moses playing ring around the roses.
I can whip the guy that says it isn't so.
I saw Adan and Eve as they roamed the garden
I saw them when they's driven from the door.
From the bushes I was peeping while the apple they were eating.
I can prove I'm the guy who ate the core.
I taught King Soleman his A,B,C's,
And I married Cleopatra secretly
But I fooled around and shook her then I went with General Hooker
To fight masquitoes down in Tennessee.
I'm a mighty educated man I stand with my head right in my hands.
I've been on earth so long that I wsed to sing this song while Abraham and Issac rushed the can.
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