Clap Your Hands Till Daddy Comes Home

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I'm a darkey from the country, Oh!
I came to see the Baby Show,
At Barnum's Museum I did see,
The Babies on their mamma's knee.
The biggest Babe I ever saw,
Was a babe that came from Arkansas,
As fat and as black as a Thomas cat,
A crying for his daddy, oh!
Chorus:
|: Clap your hands
Till daddy comes home, :|
Hegeldy, Ogeldy, my black hen,
She lays eggs for gentlemen.
2. This baby had a daddy, Oh?
It's a fact, I would'nt told you so,
With calico eyes and gimblet hair,
Enough to make his daddy stare,
And then he took it on his knee,
And says, "You little duck I see,
I really think you look like me,
At least your mammy told me so.
Chorus:

3. This baby's daddy went to sea,
And left him on his mammy's knee,
He fought in the wars of Mexico,
To buy the baby a trumpet, oh!
And then she took it on her knee,
By the single double rule of three,
She gave it some pady garic, oh!
And sent it up to glory, oh!
Chorus:


From Civil War Song Sheets, Series 1, Volume 1.

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