Rabbit in a Log

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Adapted by Red Yarn from the traditional Appalachian folksong “Rabbit in the Log” (aka “Have a Feast Here Tonight”), as sung by the Prairie Ramblers (1933) and Bill & Charlie Monroe (1938). A fragment of the original African-American folk rhyme was published in Frank C. Brown's 'North Carolina Folklore, Vol. III' (1952).

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Rabbit in a log and I ain't got my dog
How will I get him? I don’t know
I'll find me a briar and twist it in his hair
That’s how I'll get him, I know

I know (I know!), I know (I know!)
That's how I'll get him, I know
I'll find me a briar and twist it in his hair
That’s how I'll get him, I know

I'll build me a fire and cook that old hare
Roll him in the flames good and brown
Have a feast here tonight while the moon’s shining bright
Find me a place to lie down

To lie down (lie down!), lie down (lie down!)
Find me a place to lie down
Have a feast here tonight while the moon’s shining bright
And find me a place to lie down

I'm going down the track with just my coat on my back
Soles of my shoes are nearly gone
A little ways ahead there's an old farmer's shed
That's where I'll rest my weary bones

Weary bones (weary bones!), lazy bones (lazy bones!)
That's where I'll rest my weary bones
A little ways ahead there's an old farmer's shed
That's where I'll rest my weary bones

Rabbit in a log and I ain’t got my dog…

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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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