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Poor Little Dug

AIR -- "Uncle Ned."
Song performed by: Joseph Trahey, Leslie Beukelman (vocals) and Tara Dirst (Banjo). Recording engineer: Matt Dotson.

1.
DERE was a little man and his name was Stevy Dug,
To de White House he longed for to go;
But he hadn't any votes thro' de whole of de Souf,
In de place where votes ought to grow.

Chorus. -- So it aint no use for to blow --
Dat little game of brag won't go;
He can't get de vote, 'case de tail ob his coat
Is hung just a little too low.

2.
His legs dey was short, but his speeches dey was long,
And nuffin but hisself could he see;
His principles was weak, but his spirits dey was strong,
For a thirsty little soul was he.
Chorus. -- So it aint no use for to blow, &c.

3.
He couldn't sleep nights for de nigger in de fence,
So his health it began for to fail:
And he suffered berry much from de 'fects of a ride
Dat he got on a Lincoln rail.
Chorus. -- So it aint no use for to blow, &c.

4.
He shivered and he shook in de cold Nord blast,
And de wind from de Souf dat blew;
But de locofoco ship hove him overboard at last,
So his friends had to all heave - to.
Chorus. -- So it aint no use for to blow, &c.