Old Black Dog

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Adapted by Red Yarn from the traditional African-American folksong “Great Big Dog,” as published in Peter Erdei’s 150 American Folk Songs to Sing, Read and Play (1974). New lyrics by Furgeson, 2016.

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Old black dog come down by the river
Shook his tail and the world start to shiver
“Go away, dog, go away, dog”
He can’t have my baby

Cuz mama loves you, daddy loves you
Everybody loves baby
Mama loves you, daddy loves you
Everybody loves baby

Great big bear just woke up in his cave
Heard his roar and I try to be brave
“Go away bear, go away bear “
He can’t have my baby

Cuz mama loves you...

Big boogerman come flying ‘cross the meadow
Swallows the world in his deep dark shadow
“Go away, man, go away, man“
He can’t have my baby

Cuz mama loves you…

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from Born in the Deep Woods, released March 10, 2017

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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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