Ox Drivin’ Blues (Whoa Back Buck)

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Ox Drivin’ Blues (Whoa Back Buck)

Ox Drivin’ Blues (Whoa Back Buck) (from the album Catch the Squirrel)

Tom done buck and Bill won’t pull,
Papa gonna cut him another little bull.
Whoa buck, back, gee, by Lamb!
Who made the back-bend? Whoa, goddamn!

Whoa buck, back, gee, by Lamb!
Who made the back-bend? Whoa, goddamn!

Eighteen, nineteen, twenty years ago,
I taken Sal to the party-o,
I taken Sal to the party-o,
Wouldn’t let her dance but a set or so.

Me and my gal come a-walkin’ down the road,
Wind from her feet knockin’ Sugar In The Gourd,
Sugar in the gourd and the gourd on the ground,
Wanna get the sugar, gotta roll the gourd around.

Chicken in the bread-tray, mighty good stuff,
Mama cook a chicken an’ she never get enough,
Jawbone eatin’ and jawbone talk,
Jawbone eatin’ with a knife and a fork

Eighteen, nineteen, twenty years ago,
I taken Sal to the party-o,
Sugar in the gourd and the gourd on the ground,
Want to get the sugar gotta roll the gourd around.

“Ox Drivin’ Blues” (aka “Whoa Back Buck”) H. Ledbetter, J.A. Lomax, A. Lomax; Cromwell Music Inc. Obo Folkways Music Publishers, Inc. (ASCAP) Used by permission.
Arranged by Jeremy dePrisco for Catch the Squirrel.

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