WAY DOWN WHERE THE COONS COME FROM
 
Julie Mackey
 
Oh! you lib on water-melon and a chicken now and then,
Way down where de coons come from!
You sit around the parlour courting Missy up till ten,
Way down where de coons come from!
And after dat dere's dancing, dat's to say if there's a moon,
And when your best girl's mammy am a asleep, that girl I'll spoon,
And fill you up with candy till you're as big as a balloon,
Way down where de coons come from!

Chorus: Way down where de coons come from!
With Pete and Tilly, Mose and Jake and John;
Oh! it's kicking, dancing, flinging,
Kissing gals and songs a-singing,
Way down where de coons come from!

Oh! you wear a yellow jacket and your pants are snowy white,
Way down where de coons come from!
You're whistling in de morning and you're whistling in de night,
Way down where de coons come from!
You go to meeting Sunday, listen what de preacher say,
You're going to be a good boy, so you are, for half a day;
And den you go out shooting and forget it right away,
Way down where de coons come from!

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Oh! you keep your auntie busy making huckleberry pie,
Way down where de coons come from!
And de honey-bee am watching from de corner ob his eye,
Way down where de coons come from!
In summer it am salad and in winter it am clam,
You listen to the ghost tales ob your ancient uncle Sam;
And swear you're seldom frightened when de old barn door it slam,
Way down where de coons come from!

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Performed by Julie Mackey
Written and composed by Malcolm Arnold & Ernest Allan
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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