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Bill Grogan's Goat (Traditional Echo Song) video
See also: Joey Long's Goat (Kenneth Peacock)

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#783: YouTube video by stevetechvip ©2006
~ Used with permission ~

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Bill Grogan's goat
Was feeling fine,
Ate three red shirts
Right off the line.

Bill gave that goat,
A great big smack,
And tied him to
The railroad track.

A fast express,
Was drawing nigh,
Bill Grogan's goat
Was doomed to die.

He gave three bleeps
Of mortal pain,
Coughed up the shirts
And flagged the train.

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Bill Grogan's goat
Was feeling fine,
Ate three red shirts
Right off the line.

Bill gave that goat,
A great big smack,
And tied him to
The railroad track.

A fast express,
Was drawing nigh,
Bill Grogan's goat
Was doomed to die.

He gave three bleeps
Of mortal pain,
Coughed up the shirts
And flagged the train.

####.... Author unknown. Traditional echo song, possibly based on The Ballad Of Casey's Billy-Goat, a poem by Robert Service ....####
The video above features a variant by unknown Disney singers (The Best Of Silly Songs, trk#13, 2004, Walt Disney Records).

A variant was collected in 1960 from Joshua Osborne of Seal Cove, White Bay, NL, by Kenneth Peacock and published as Joey Long's Goat in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 1, p.65, by the National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.



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