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Little Brown Dog

This song is by Peggy Seeger and appears on the album Animal Folk Songs for Children (1957).

I buyed me a little dog, its' color it was brown
I learned him to whistle, sing, dance and run
His legs they were fourteen yards long, his ears they were broad
Around the world in half a day on him I could ride
Sing taddle-o-day

I buyed me a little bull, about four inches high
Everybody feared him that ever heard him cry
When he begin to bellow, it made such melodious sound
Till all the walls from London came a-tumbling to the ground
Sing taddle-o-day

I buyed me a flock of sheep, I thought they were all wethers
Sometimes they yielded wool, sometimes they yielded feathers
I think mine are the best of sheep for yielding me increase
For every full and change of the moon they bring both lambs and geese
Sing taddle-o-day

I buyed me a little box about four acres square
I filled it with guinea and silver so fair
Oh, now I'm bound for Turkey, I'll travel like an Ox
In my breeches pocket I'll car ry my little box
Sing taddle-o-day

I buyed me a little hen, all speckeled, gay and fair
I sat her on an oyster shell she hatched me out a hair
The hair it sprang a handsome horse full fifteen hands-full high
And him that tells a bigger tale would have to tell a lie
Sing taddle-o-day

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