Mary Celestia Parler;
Mrs. Alice West
Eureka Springs, Ark.
December 11, 1954
Reel 203, Item 1
We all went out a-hunting as happy as could be
Until we lost Old Rainbow and wondered where he
Come a hip, come a hip, come a hi-ho, along the
With a yam-tam-tam, and a yipi-tipi-tip, and a
And a sing-fi-fiddy, and a bow-wow-wow,
And through the fields we go, brave boys,
And through the fields we go.
The first we met was a farmer plowing out his
He said he seed Old Rainbow run round-a-round
The next we met was a blind man, he was blind as
he could be;
He said he seed Old Rainbow run up a hollow tree;
AW: Isn't that the silliest thing you ever listened
MCP: Do you remember who taught it to you?
AW: Not in the least. I remember when quite a small
child we used to sing it. We sang that when we
went to school.
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