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GUEST,equalrice@yahoo.com 06 Aug 00 - 07:17 PM
RWilhelm 06 Aug 00 - 07:28 PM
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Subject: The Dreadful Snake
From: GUEST,equalrice@yahoo.com
Date: 06 Aug 00 - 07:17 PM

Hi,

I don't know if "The Dreadful Snake" is the title, but the refrain goes, "Daddy, there's an awful, dreadful snake." Anyone know where I can find the lyrics on line? I've heard there's a whole genre of snake attacking little girl songs, so I was surprised to not find any on Dig Trad. Thanks


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Subject: RE: The Dreadful Snake
From: RWilhelm
Date: 06 Aug 00 - 07:28 PM

If you want to hear a strange rendition, "Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake" is on the newest Holy Modal Rounders CD. I think they included the lyrics too.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE DREADFUL SNAKE^^
From: rangeroger
Date: 06 Aug 00 - 08:56 PM

From the "Bluegrass Songbook"

THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE DREADFUL SNAKE
Albert Price

Our darling wandered far away while she was out at play
Lost in the woods she couldn't hear a sound
She was our darling girl, the sweetest thing in all the world
We searched for her but she couldn't be found

Chorus
I heard the screams of our little girl far away
Hurry Daddy there's an awful dreadful snake
I ran as fast as I could through the dark and dreary woods
But I reached our darling girl too late

Oh I began to sigh, I knew that soon she'd have to die
For the snake was warning me close by
I held her close to my face, she said: Daddy,kill that snake.
It's getting dark,tell Mommy goodbye.

To all parents I must say,don't let your children stray away

They need your love to guide them along.

Oh God, I pray we'll see our darling some day

It seems we can still hear her voice around our home.

Bill Monroe does this on a couple of his records.

rr ^^


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Subject: RE: The Dreadful Snake
From: rangeroger
Date: 06 Aug 00 - 09:00 PM

Sorr, got carried away with the double line brekas on the last verse.

rr


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Subject: RE: The Dreadful Snake
From: GUEST,equalrice
Date: 07 Aug 00 - 01:03 AM

Thanks, partner. I appreciate the help.


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Subject: RE: The Dreadful Snake
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 18 Mar 07 - 01:46 PM

Terrific version of this on Gob Iron, the recent release by Anders Parker and Jay Farrar. Heartbreaking and strange.


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Subject: RE: The Dreadful Snake
From: Ron Davies
Date: 18 Mar 07 - 01:58 PM

Dry Branch also does a dynamite job on this.   For my money, Ron Thomasson's voice is perfect for it.


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