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Mysterious Coon

This song is by Alec Johnson and appears…

All the coons 'round Coontown was feelin' mighty funny
A strange coon blowed in town, he had a terrible lot of money
He'd only been in town a week ago tomorrow
All the rest of the darkies, has bowed their head in sorrow

There's some kind of mystery, likin' to him
He's always dressed so neat and trim
He wears patent leather slippers, a high silk hat
He's got diamonds all over his silk cravat
He's got a face like a preacher, don't ever smile
He's always dressed in a gambler's style
He ain't tipped his hat since he's been in town
And the darks is all crazy, started mumblin' around, sayin'

"I wonder, what is that coon's game?
The way he spends his money is a sin and a shame
Is he from Klondike or from Maine?
That's what I'd like to know"
I'm worried about him, I must admit
'Cause among the yella gals he's made an awful hit
I wonder what is that coon's game?

The coon rides a wheel with a pearl and diamond settin'
Around no kind of game you can't ever see him gettin'
So each and every darkie had a mighty funny feelin'
One went and told the police, "I think that darkie's stealin'"
So they arrested him on suspicion, about nine one night
The darkies held a meetin', with a great delight
Every darkie was in court the next morning soon
To see what they were gon' do with this mysterious coon

"One hundred dollars!", is what the judge said
The darkie pulled a roll of money, big as your head
Then everybody in court begin to look strange
When he give the judge a thousand dollars, said, "Keep the change"
Put on his kid gloves and started toward the door
Then every darkie in court begin to mumble low, sayin'

"I wonder what is that coon's game?
The way he spends his money is a sin and a shame
Is he from Klondike or from Maine?
That's what I'd like to know
I'm worried about him, I must admit
'Cause among the yella gals he's made an awful hit
I wonder what is that coon's game?"

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