#02237
Joey Long's Goat (Kenneth Peacock)
See also: Bill Grogan's Goat (Traditional)
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There was a man named Joey Long,
He bought a goat all for a song,
Joe loved that goat, he said he did,
He only bought her for a kid.

One day his goat so very fine
Ate six big shirts all off the line,
Joe caught her by the woolly back,
He tied her to the railroad track.

And when the whistle it did blow
He thought on days long long ago,
The goat she screamed, 'twas not in vain,
Coughed up the shirts and flagged the train.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional echo song, possibly based on The Ballad Of Casey's Billy-Goat, a poem by Robert Service ....####
This variant was collected by Kenneth Peacock in 1960 from Joshua Osbourne [c1903-?] of Seal Cove, White Bay, NL, and published in Songs Of The Newfoundland Outports, Volume 1, p.65, by the National Museum of Canada (1965) Crown Copyrights Reserved.


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