Collected by W. T. Dethero
Mary Celestia Parler; Batesville, Ark.
Transcribed by April 13, 1955
Reel 224, Item 8
Gettin' Out Of The Way Of The Federals
The raccoon's tail is ringed all around,
The possum tail is bare,
The rabbit's got no tail at all,
But a little bitty bunch of hair.
Chorus: Gettin' out of the way of the Federals; boys
Gettin' out of the way of the Federals; boys
Gettin' out of the way of the Federals, boys
And I hardly think it fair.
The raccoon he's a-choppin' wood,
The possum he's a-haulin',
The rabbit's in the dining room,
A-cooking for the balling.
The possum's up a 'simmon tree,
The raccoon on the ground,
The raccoon says, "You son of a gun,
Throw them 'simmons down."
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