Buckeye Rabbit

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Adapted by Red Yarn from the traditional “Buck-Eye Rabbit,” as sung by E. H. Pillans and collected by Byron Arnold. I found the song in Alan Lomax’ 'Folk Songs of North America' (1960).


I wanted sugar very much
I went to sugar town
I climbed up in that sugar tree
And I shook that sugar down

Buckeye rabbit, shoo-da
(No more shoo rab)
Buckeye rabbit, shoo rab
(No more blue rabbit)
Buckeye rabbit shoo shoo shoo
(No more shoo shoo shoo)
No more cruel rabbit jokes on you
(Once you tasted that sugar
Only sugar would do)


from The Deep Woods, released October 15, 2013
Andy Furgeson/Red Yarn: vocals, guitar, bass
Will Trevor: fiddle
Bob Rabbit: vocals
Critters: vocals



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Red Yarn Portland, Oregon

Red Yarn is a Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who weaves folksongs & puppetry into engaging shows for all ages. With his energetic performances and lush folk-rock recordings, Red Yarn reinvigorates American folklore for younger generations.

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