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Tattle O'Day


4 Mar 1970
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]

  Self Portrait recording session 5, Columbia Studios, NYC - 4.mar.1970  

I buyed me a little dog, color it was brown
I learned him how to whistle, sing and dance and run
His legs they were fourteen yards long, his ears they were quite broad
Around the world in half a day and on him i could ride
Sing tattle o'day.

I buyed me a little bull about four inches high
Everybody feared him that ever heard him cry
When he begins to bellow it made such a melodious sound
Till all the walls in London town came tumblin' to the ground
Sing tattle o'day.

I buyed me a flock of sheep, i thought they were all wethers
Sometimes they yielded wool, sometimes they yielded feathers
I think mine are the very best sheep for yielding me increase
For every full and change of the moon they bring both lambs and geese
Sing tattle o'day.

I buyed me a little box about four acres square
I filled it full all guineas and silver so fair
Oh now i'm bound for Turkey, i'll travel like an ox
An' in my breeches pocket i'll carry my little box
Sing tattle o'day.

I buyed me a little hen all speckled gay and fair
I sat her on an oyster shell, she hatched me out a hare
The hare it sprang a handsome horse full fifteen hands high
And him that tells a bigger tale would have to tell a lie
Sing tattle o'day.  up
    

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4 Mar 1970 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 10 ANOTHER SELF PORTRAIT [1969-1971]