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Pop Goes the Weasel
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Words & music: (?)
(published by Stephen T. Gordon, N. Y., 1859)
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When de night walks in, as black as a sheep,
And de hen and her eggs am fast asleep,
Den into her nest with a sarpent’s creep,
Chorus:
“Pop goes de Weasel!”

Ob all de dance dat ebber was plann’d
To galvinize de heel and de hand,
Dar’s none dat moves so gray and grand
Chorus:
As “Pop goes de Weasel!”

De lover, when he pants t’rough fear,
To pop de question to his dear,
He joins distance, den in her ear,
Chorus:
“Pop goes de Weasel!”
2.
John Bull tells, in de ole cow’s hum,
How Uncle Sam used Uncle Tom,
While he makes some white folks slaves at home,
Chorus:
 By “Pop goes de Weasel!”

He talkes about a friendly trip
To cuba in a steam warship,
But Uncle Sam may make him skip
Chorus:
By “Pop goes de Weasel!”

He’s sending forth his iron hounds
To bark us off de fishin’ - grounds
He’d bestbeware of Freedom’s sounds
Chorus:
Ob “Pop goes de Weasel!”
Chorus:
3.
De Temperance folks from Souf to Main,
Against all liquor spout and strain,
But when dey feels an ugly pain
Chorus:
Den “Pop goes de Weasel!”

All New York in rush now whirls
Whar de World’s Fair its flag unfurls,
But de best World’s Fair am when our girls
Chorus:
Dance “Pop goes de Weasel!”

Den form two lines as straight as a string,
Dance in and out, den three in a ring –
Dive under like de duck, and sing
Chorus:
“Pop goes de Weasel!”
   
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