DAT MOON'S MIGHTY HIGH
 
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If you want to sing a song about a big, black coon,
You can't git along without a big, bright moon,
You can't. You may try,
You must have a big, bright moon.
I'se a coon, I'se a coon,
Um um um um um um um um um! I'se a coon.

Chorus: See dat moon? It's mighty high,
Shinin' way up in de sky,
I'se a gwine dar by-an'-by,
Um um um um, by-an'by,
I'se a gwine dar by-an'-by.

If you're gwine to sing a song about de Ohio,
You can't git along without an ole banjo,
You can't. You may try,
You must hab an ole banjo!
I'se a coon, I'se a coon,
Um um um um um um um um um! I'se a coon.

Chorus:

If you sing about a sword you hab to sing about a sheath,
If you draw a lubly coloured gal, you'll try to draw her teeth,
But you can't. You may try.
You can't draw the black girl's teeth.
I'se a coon, I'se a coon,
Um um um um um um um um um! I'se a coon.

Chorus:
 
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Written and composed by Albert Chevalier & Alfred H. West
Performed by Albert Chevalier (1861-1923)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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