Grey Goose

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Grey Goose
by Lead Belly
"Grey Goose" is a traditional American folk song. It was recorded by Huddie Ledbetter (aka Lead Belly) in the 1930s. An instrumental version of this song was covered by members of the American band Nirvana and the Screaming Trees in Seattle in August 1989. The song was not released until 2004 on the box set titled With the Lights Out. The song was also recorded by the band British Sea Power for one of the B-sides of their single Please Stand Up.Excerpted from Grey Goose (song) on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

One Sunday morning, lord, lord, lord,
The preacher went a huntin', lord, lord, lord,

He carried 'long his shotgun, lord, lord, lord,
'Long come a grey goose, lord, lord, lord,

The gun went go boo-loom, lord, lord, lord,
Down come the grey goose, lord, lord, lord,

We was six weeks a-fallin', lord, lord, lord,
We was six weeks a-haulin', lord, lord, lord,

Then my wife and your wife, lord, lord, lord,
They give a feather pickin', lord, lord, lord,

They was six weeks a pickin, lord, lord, lord,
Then they put him on a parboil, lord, lord, lord,

They was six weeks a boilin', lord, lord, lord,
Then they put him on the table, lord, lord, lord,

And the fork couldn't stick him, lord, lord, lord,
And the knife couldn't cut him, lord, lord, lord,

Then they throwed him in the hog pen, lord, lord, lord,
And the hog couldn't eat him, lord, lord, lord,

And he broke the hog's teeth out, lord, lord, lord,
Then they take him to the saw mill, lord, lord, lord,

And the saws couldn't cut him, lord, lord, lord,
He broke the saw's teeth out, lord, lord, lord,

And the last time I seed him, lord, lord, lord,
He was flyin' 'cross the ocean,

With a long string of goslins, lord, lord, lord,
And the hog went "quack, quack", lord, lord, lord,

And they all goin' "quack, quack", lord, lord, lord,
Hailin' the grey goose, lord, lord, lord