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Thread #52563   Message #805329
Posted By: GUEST,Don
17-Oct-02 - 10:17 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: That's My Paw
Subject: That's My Paw
I have some rather sparse memories of this song, which actually got some air time on what was called "Top 40 radio" back in the 60's (in the Washington DC area, at any rate.) The song had something of a "country" sound, but was also an example of what was called a "novelty song". The first few lines, as I recall, went something like this:

Well, back in the country, where I was born

'twas on a little old hillside farm

my paw raised six kids, and one of 'em was me

There was a nonsense vocal accompaniment that sounded in between the verses. It sounded something like "hoop bobba dooba wabba, hoop bobba dooba wahba".

The song went on to describe how the father (i.e. the "paw" of the title) would take the cotton crop to town, and how they could tell when he was returning in the evening because "He'd rear (?) back and he'd sound off something like this." This was followed by some hollering and laughing that was almost but not quite entirely unlike yodeling.

Does anyone remember this song?