Collected and transcribed by Kay White
Recited by Mrs. Walter Elam Morrillton, Ark.
May 1, 1962
Billy Bees Wax and Telephone Resin
Reel 414, Item 17
Me an Billy Bees Wax and Telephone Resin we all went a huntin.
We went up possum Flat and down Koon Branch and there we treed a possum. I told Billy Bees Wax and Telephone Resin bein we's all such good climbers, I'd climb that tree myself. So I clum about 20 feet high, and I slapped my hand down. Now I guess I got ye. , oh I guess that's a knot. I clum up about 20 feet higher. I slapped my hand down. Now I guess I got ye. Uh, I guess that's a crooked limb.
I clum up about 20 feet higher, bove the top of that tree. I heard something go kerslish, kerslosh, I guess dats dis niggah hisself. Bout that time old Bulger an ole Tige, dah all jumped onto me. I tole Billy Bees Wax an Telephone Resin if day didn get them dogs offa me I'd get em off myself. Bout that time Sal come long, I axed Sal if I could go home with her. I don know sir. I don much care ifin you do. As we went down the road we walked awful close together.
Sal walked on one side of the road and I walked on the tother.
We had a great arguement. Sal argued sweet potatoes growed the best in sandy land, and I did too. And we got down to the Old Missy's house we set awful close together. Sal sat in one corner of the house and I set in the tother. Ize settin there well contented myself, I heard something go kerslish and I axe Sal what that wuz.
She says I don know suh. I guess that's the old misses churnin.
Well, I wuz sittin there well contented myself and I heard something go kerslish kerslash. I didn take time to axe Sal what that wuz, I jumped out the winder into a soap barrel up to my neck. I went runnin off down thro town. I axe them what they'd do my washin for. They said half price, you're already soaped.
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