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THE COVERED WAGON ROLLED RIGHT ALONG (Hy Heath / Britt Wood) Spike Jones & His City Slickers - 1942 Hoosier Hotshots - 1942 Leon McAuliffe - 1946 Spade Cooley - 1946 Tex Williams - 1948 Four Aces Of Western Swing (vocal: Bill Haley) - 1948 Sherwin Linton - 2005 Also recorded by: Merle Travis & Johnny Mercer; Tom Morrell & The Timewarp Tophands; Red Murrell; Snuffy Jenkins; Texas Jim Lewis. 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 thrivin' 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 some food, I'll just kill it" And the covered wagon rolled right along We crossed the Reservation of the Sioux While the Indians stood and watched us passin' through Not a redskin dared 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 of 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 wound up with four deuces And a squaw with six papooses And the covered wagon rolled right along Pappy sold the mules and then 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 and Sue are lucky creatures Pappy's makin' western features And the covered wagon rolled right along (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - October 2005)

    


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