Oh once upon a time in Arkansas|
An old man sat in his little cabin door,
And fiddled at a tune that he liked to hear,
A jolly old tune that he played by ear.
It was raining hard but the fiddler didn't care
He sawed away at the popular air,
Though his roof tree leaked like a water fall
That didn't seem to bother than man at all.
A traveler was riding by that day,
So the stranger said: "Now the way it seems to me,
The traveler replied: "That's all quite true,
But the old man kept on a-playing at his reel,
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