Old Dan Tucker

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This is a folk song made made famous by Pete Seeger.
It also appeared on the tribute album by Bruce Springsteen called The Seeger Sessions

lyrics

Old Dan tucker was a fine old man,
Washed his face in a fryin' pan,
Combed his hair with a wagon wheel,
Died with a toothache in his heel.

Get out the way Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper,
Get out the way Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper,

Old Dan Tucker came to town,
Riding a billy goat, leadin' a hound,
The hound dog barked, the billy goat jumped,
Landed old Tucker on a stump,

Get out the way Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper,
Get out the way Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper,

Old Dan Tucker got drunk and fell,
Into the fire kicked up hell,
Red hot coal got in his shoe,
Oh my lord the ashes flew!

Get out the way Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper,
Get out the way Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper,

Now Old Dan Tucker came to town,
Leadin' those ladies all around,
First to the right, then to the left,
Then to the girl he liked the best,

Get out the way Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper,
Get out the way Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to get your supper.

credits

from Goin' Down The Road, released August 15, 2012

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The New Sheriffs Belfast, UK

Country, folk and blues from Belfast.

Dec - guitar/vocals
Tom - fiddle/vocals

also sometimes featuring:

John Martin - bass/vocals
Steve Cummings - harmonica
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