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COVERED WAGON ROLLED RIGHT ALONG, THE Hy Heath / Britt Wood as rec by Spike Jones & his City Slickers 1945 also rec by- The Hoosier Hotshots '42 Leon McCauliffe '46 Bill Haley w The Four Aces Of Swing '48 Tex Williams '48 Sherwin Linton 2005 Snuffy Jenkins Texas Jim Lewis Red Murrell Merle Travis & Johnny Mercer The covered wagon rolled right along, While the pioneers gave out a happy song; Sue and Pappy did the drivin', Mammy cooked and kept us strivin', And the covered wagon rolled right along. We left Kentucky on the tenth of May, Pappy said, "I'll see that we eat every day. Mammy, you just grease the skillet, If we need some food I'll kill it!", And the covered wagon rolled right along. We crossed the reservation of the Sioux, While the Indians just watched us passin' through; Not a Redskin cared to trifle While old Pappy had his rifle, And the covered wagon rolled right along. For clothes we had to skin the buffalo, But when Winter came and brought the ice and snow, Pappy's pants ran out o' leather, Mammy prayed for milder weather, And the covered wagon rolled right along. At playin' poker Pappy won his fame, Once he got an Indian chief into a game; Pappy would up with four deuces, And a Squaw with six papooses! And the covered wagon rolled right along. Pappy sold the mules and rthen went on a spree, And he said, "At last I have my liberty!". Mammy said, "Cut out your braggin'!", As she hitched him to the wagon, And the covered wagon rolled right along. At last old California came in view, And we realised with hardship we were through; Ma ans Sue are lucky creatures, Pappy's makin' western features! And the covered wagon rolled right along. (Contributed by Peter Akers - July 2010)

    


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