Coll. by Max Hunter Dubbed by M.C. Parler
Mr. George Ripley Milford, Mo.
Dec. 14, 1959
Reel 348 Item 1
The Oklahoma Song (Starving to Death onna Government Claim)
A jolly young farmer, Bill Stafford's my name,
I'm a-living out west in the county of Blaine,
My rope I've not
And I always get wet when it happens to rain.
Each night when I go to bed
The rattlesnake rattles a tune at my head,
While the sly old centipede 'void of all fear,
Crawls over my neck and into my ear.
Then hurrah for Blaine County, the home of the free, And the home of the bedbug, grasshopper, and flea, I'll sing loud its praises and I'll tell of its fame, While I'm starving to death on a government claim.
I'm going to Missou and I'll marry me a wife,
And I'll live on corn-dodgers the rest of my life.
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