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Come Along Little Children

This song is by "Poor Jab" and appears on the compilation album Memphis Jug Band (1932-1934) (1990) by Memphis Jug Band.

Come along, little children come along
While the moon is shining bright
Oh won't you get on board, and down the river float
We gonna raise a ruckus tonight

Now my old mistress promised me (raise a ruckus tonight)
When she died she'd set me free (raise a ruckus tonight)
She lived so long 'til her head got bald (raise a ruckus tonight)
She gave up the notion of dyin' at all (raise a ruckus tonight)

Come along, little children come along
While the moon is shining bright
Oh won't you get on board, and down the river float
We gonna raise a ruckus tonight

Now some folks say that a preacher won't steal (raise a ruckus tonight)
I caught two in my watermelon field (raise a ruckus tonight)
They were eatin' them watermelons, throwin' away the rinds (raise a ruckus tonight)
They were preachin' and prayin' and stealin' all the time (raise a ruckus tonight)

Come along, little children come along
While the moon is shining bright
Oh won't you get on board, and down the river float
We gonna raise a ruckus tonight

You know I had a little dog and he had no sense (raise a ruckus tonight)
He was always barking at the pickets on the fence (raise a ruckus tonight)
One picket flew off and hit him in the jaw (raise a ruckus tonight)
You oughta heard that dog holler haw haw haw (raise a ruckus tonight)

Come along, little children come along
While the moon is shining bright
Oh won't you get on board, and down the river float
We gonna raise a ruckus tonight

Now when I die, you bury me deep (raise a ruckus tonight)
Place a jug of molasses at my feet (raise a ruckus tonight)
Just put some light bread in my hand (raise a ruckus tonight)
I'll sop my way to the promised land (raise a ruckus tonight)

Come along, little children come along
While the moon is shining bright
Oh won't you get on board, and down the river float
We gonna raise a ruckus tonight

Let's raise one

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