I come to town de udder night,
I hear de noise den saw de fight,
De watchman was a runnin roun,
Cryin Old Dan Tuckeer's come to town,
So get out de way! Get out de way!
Get out de way! Old Dan Tucker,
Your too late to come to supper.

Tucker is a nice old man,
He use'd to ride our darby ram,
He sent him whizzin down de hill,
If he had 'nt got up he'd laid dar still,
Get out de way! Get out de way!
Get out de way! Old Dan Tucker,
Your too late to come to supper.

Tucker on de wood pile--can't count 'lebben,
Put in a fedder bed--him gwine to hebben,
His nose so flat, his face so full,
De top ob his head like a bag ob wool,
Get out de way! Get out de way!
Get out de way! Old Dan Tucker,
Your too late to come to supper.

High hold on de holler tree,
He poke his bill in for to see,
De lizzard cotch 'im by de snout,
He call old Tucker to pull 'im out,
Get out de way! Get out de way!
Get out de way! Old Dan Tucker,
Your too late to come to supper.

Tucker he had cash a plenty,
Dressed to death--his old trunk empty,
To kiss de galls he thot was useless,
'Cept he kissed wid a sway-back-looseness,
Get out de way! Get out de way!
Get out de way! Old Dan Tucker,
Your too late to come to supper.

Here's my razor in good order,
Magnum-bonum--jis hab bought 'er,
Sheep shell de oats, ole Tucker shell de corn,
I'll shave you all when de water gets warm,
Get out de way! Get out de way!
Get out de way! Old Dan Tucker,
Your too late to come to supper.

I went to meetin de udder day,
To hear old Tucker preach and pray,
Dey all got drunk, but me alone,
I make ole Tucker--walk-jaw-bone,
Get out de way, Get out de way,
Get out de way you hard'end sinner,
Your too late to come to dinner.
Old Dan Tucker

Written and Arranged by "Dan. Tucker, Jr."
  [Daniel D. Emmet]
New York: Atwill's, 1843



ARTISTS:
  Japher's "Original" SANDY RIVER MINSTRELS

FIDDLE & BONES: Jack Nuckols; BANJO, VOCALS &
JAW HARP
: Mark Meadows; TAMBOURINE: Stephanie Meadows.

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