Old Joe Clark

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Fare ye well, Old Joe Clark, Fare ye well, I say
Fare ye well, Old Joe Clark, I'm a going away

Old Joe Clark's a fine old man
Tell you the reason why
He keeps good likker 'round his house
Good old Rock and Rye

Fare ye well, Old Joe Clark, Fare ye well, I say
Fare ye well, Old Joe Clark, I'm a going away

Old Joe Clark had a house
Fifteen stories high
And every story in that house
Was filled with chicken pie

I went down to Old Joe's house
He invited me to supper
I stumped my toe on the table leg
And stuck my nose in the butter

Sixteen horses in my team
The leaders they are blind
And every time the sun goes down
There's a pretty girl on my mind

Eighteen miles of mountain road
And fifteen miles of sand
If ever travel this road again
I'll be a married man

Old Joe Clark's no friend of mine
Treats me like a pup;
Kicks my houn' dog under the porch
An' drinks my booze all up.

Get out the way for Old Joe Clark
Hide away your wine;
Get out the way Old Joe Clark
He ain't no friend of mine.

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