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Uncle Jess' Ox (Harvey Crocker & Clarence Barnes)

Jess' ox in Charlie Butt's garden,
By the old jupers, he's there every mornin'.
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey, hippy hey,
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey.

Uncle Jess told Wess not to spare the hay,
Give Old Darb five arms full a day.
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey, hippy hey,
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey.

Uncle Jess told Gerald to clean out the barn,
He'd give him five cents when he'd come from the Arm.
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey, hippy hey,
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey.

Buss and Duke were three days look,
They found Old Darb up in Chimney Cove Brook.
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey, hippy hey,
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey.

Aunt Lill comes out with her lips pooked off,
By the old jupers, he'll only make a scoff.
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey, hippy hey,
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey.

Uncle Jess told Buss to knock 'em down,
I know he'll only go a thousand pounds.
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey, hippy hey,
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey.

They killed Old Darb, he weighed 999,
By the old jupers, he's not far behind.
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey, hippy hey,
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey.

They killed Old Darb and hung up the tackle,
And bid farewell to the Long Arm cattle.
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey, hippy hey,
To me tie hi hippy hippy hey.

####.... Harvey Crocker And Clarence Barnes of Cupids, NL. Published on-line at Jakeman All Grades School, Trout River, NL ....####
Note: Old Darb was sold at Wiltondale, NL, for $312.00, which is approximately $0.32/lb.


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