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The Crawdad Song

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(Chorus)
You get a line, I’ll get a pole, honey.
You get a line, I’ll get a pole, babe.
You get a line, I’ll get a pole,
We’ll go down to the rrawdad hole,
Honey, baby mine.

Well, I’ve seen a man with a sack on his back, honey.
I’ve seen a man with a sack on his back babe.
I’ve seen a man with a sack on his back,
Packing more crawdads than he could pack.
Honey, baby mine.

That man fell down and broke his sack, honey.
That man fell down and broke his sack, babe.
That man fell down and broke his sack.
You see those crawdads backing back.
Honey, baby mine.
(Chorus)

Well, what you donna do if you loose your pole, honey?
What you gonna do if you loose your pole, babe?
What you gonna do if you loose your pole?
Just sit and stare down a crawdad hole.
Honey, baby mine.

And what you gonna do if the lake runs dry, honey?
What you gonna do if the lake runs dry, babe?
What you gonna do if the lake runs dry?
Just sit on the bank and watch crawdads die.
Honey, baby mine.
(Chorus)

Get up now, you slept too late, honey.
Get up now, you slept too late, babe.
Get up now, you slept too late.
That crawdad man done passed our gate.
Honey, baby mine.

I’ll sell my crawdads three for a dime, honey.
I’ll sell my crawdads three for a dime, babe.
I’ll sell my crawdads three for a dime.
Your crawdads ain’t good as mind.
Honey, baby mine.
(Chorus)

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from If My Luck Don't Change, released November 20, 2016

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Tin Cup Rattlers Chattanooga, Tennessee

Jeff and Marcy Paulson of the Tin Cup Rattlers love sharing old-time ballads, gospels, and folksongs in the tradition of their home in Southeast Tennessee. Their blend of clawhammer banjo, old-time harmonica, and mountain singing is original, yet demonstrates compelling reverence for tradition. This duo is drawn to time-honored tunes and their love for the music is infectious. ... more

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