Lyrics: First verse O ole Zip Coon he is a larned skoler, O ole Zip Coon he is a larned skolar, O ole Zip Coon he is a larned skolar, Sings possum up a gum tree an coony in a holler. Posum up a gum tree, coony on a stump, posum up a gum tree, coony on a stump, posum up a gum tree coony on a stump, Den over dubble trubble, Zip coon will jump, Chorus O Zip a duden duden duden zip a duden day. O Zip a duden duden duden duden duden day. O Zip a duden duden duden duden duden day. Zip a duden duden duden zip a duden day. Second verse O its old Suky blue skin, she is in lub wid me I went the udder arter noon to take a dish ob tea; What do you tink no, Suky hab for supper, Why chicken foot an posum heel, widout any butter. (Chorus) Third Verse Did you eber see the wild goose, sailing on de ocean, O de wild goose motion is a bery pretty notion; Ebry time de wild goose, beckens to de swaller, You hear him google google google google gollar. (Chorus) Fourth Verse I went down to Sandy Hollar t’other arternoon And the first man I chanced to meet war ole Zip Coon; Ole Zip Coon he is a natty scholar, For he plays upon de Banjo “Cooney in de hollar.”
Fifth verse My old Missus she’s mad wid me, Kase I wouldn’t go wid her into Tennessee Massa build him barn and put in de fodder ‘Twas dis ting and dat ting one ting or odder.
Sixth verse I pose you heard ob de battle New Orleans, Whar ole Gineral Jackson gib de British beans; Dare de Yannkee boys do de job so slick, For dey cotch old Packenham an rowed him up de creek.
Seventh verse I hab many tings to tork about, but don’t know wich come first, So here de toast to old Zip Coon before he gin to rust; May he hab de pretty girls, like de King ob ole, To sing dis song so many times, ‘fore he turn to mele.
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