Coll. by Max Hunter Dubbed by M.C. Parler
Mr. Beanie Coleman Eureka Springs, Ark July 15, 1959
Reel 352, Item 6
Roll Your Leg Over
If all the young ladies were little white rabbits, I'd be a hare and teach them bad habits.
Refrain: Roll your leg over, roll your leg over,
Roll your leg over the man in the moon.
If all the young ladies were . . a-growin'
I'd take my scythe and start in to mowin'
If all the young ladies were fish in the ocean,
I'd be a shark and start a commotion.
If all them young ladies were sheep in the clover, I'd be a ram and I'd ram them all aver.
If all the young ladies were little white vixens,
I'd be a fox and I'd chase and I'd fix 'em.
If all the young ladies were bricks in a pile,
I'd be a plucker and have me a time.*
If all the young ladies were bells in a tower,
I'd be a sexton and bang on the hour.
If all the young ladies were bricks in the pile,
I'd be a mason and lay them in style.
There're some who would hide 'em, conceal 'em and bind 'em,
But heaven forbid 'em the kid who would find 'em. Refrain.
*The last line belongs to another verse which Beanie sang for Max in 1959:
If all them young ladles were grapes on the vine,
I'd be a pluck and I'd have me a time.
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