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Reiver 2 Lyr Req: Be Kind to My Web-Footed Friend... (40) RE: Lyr Req: Be Kind to My Web-Footed Friend... 18 Mar 08

Ah, at last someone else remembers the first part about Grandpa's wooden leg. We didn't always sing it, but it can be used to extend the song a bit (giving it another leg to stand on, so to speak). It's unfortunate that some versions say incorrectly, "...for a duck may be somebody's mother. He lives..." etc. A mother, he lives?? Come on, now. I always heard and sang, "a duck may be somebody's brother. He lives..." Technically, that is also incorrect graqmmatically since a brother would be a drake, not a duck. The REALLY correct line would be to sing "mother" and "she."

Though I doubt if anyone cares
About worrying over split hairs

Reiver 2

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