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First Line: Huccum de cows so early home
Last Line: I tole yo' I don't know.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Chicago


HUCCUM de cows so early home,
Befo' de milkin' houah?
Bekase dey hyard it thundah, an'
Knew las' night's milk was souah.

Huccum de she cat in de bahn,
Up in de ole hay mow?
Bekase she's intuhrested some
In raisin' kittens now.

Huccum de darkes' hoss to win
Dat great big derby race?
Bekase he had de stuff in him
An' wasn't held fo' place.

Huccum dat sobah bank casheah
To pack his trunk and get?
Bekase he knew dat Montreal
Laid ovah Joliet.

Huccum dat gal so shapely
Dat fas' nates ebery lad?
Bekase she's got de sugah
An' knows jes' how to pad.

Huccum dat han'some No'th Side girl
To make de public scoff?
Bekase her uppah story it
Was jes' a little off.

Huccums de eyarf a shakin' up
An' scarin' people so?
Bekase dat's jes' how Belzebub
Remin's us ob below.

Huccums de trees a-glis'nin' an'
De grass all wet wid dew?
Bekase why, chile, de atmosfeah
Had nuffin' else to do.

Huccum dese metafizicks
A-healin' people so?
Don't ask me no mo' questions, chile,
I tole yo' I don't know.





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