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The Swap Song

This song is by Burl Ives and appears on the album Capt. Burl Ives' Ark (1958).

When I was a little boy I lived by myself,
All the bread and cheese I gotta put it on the shelf;

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

The rats and the mice, they led me such a life,
I had to go to London to get myself a wife.

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

The roads were so slick and the lanes were so narrow,
Had to take her home in a old wheelbarrow;

Got my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

The wheelbarrow broke and my wife had a fall,
Down came wheelbarrow, wife and all.

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

Swap my wheelbarrow got me a horse;
Then I rode from cross to cross.

Got my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

Swapped my horse and got me a mare;
Then I rode from fair to fair.

Got my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

Swapped my mule and got me a cow;
And in that trade I just learned how.

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

Swapped my cow and got me a calf;
In that trade I lost just half.

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

Swapped my calf and got me a mule;
Then I rode like a dog-gone fool.

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

Swapped my mule and I got me a sheep;
Then I rode till I went to sleep.

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

Swapped my sheep and got me a goat;
Rode to the election, sold my vote.

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

Swapped my goat and got me a rat;
Put it in the haystack to run the cat.

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

Swapped my rat and got me a hen;
What a pretty little think I had then.

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

Swapped my hen and got me a mole;
And the dog-gone thing ran straight to its hole.

To my wing wong waddle
To my jack straw saddle
To my jon fair faddle
To my long way home

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