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Subject: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: cait
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 02:01 PM

a friend of mine says he can't rest until he finds these words.

Let's go on this, he looks awfully tired already!

thanks.

-caiti


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: John Routledge
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 02:15 PM

They could do with some of this in NZ. 70,000,000 of them eat 30,000 tons of vegetation a day. Thought for the day. GB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 02:50 PM

(ssshhhh, don't let Cletus know about this one!)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 03:17 PM

All I can contribute in this vain is an old Walt Kelly verse:

How much ground round could a hound dog hog,
If a ground hog was ground round?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: cait
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 03:27 PM

shoot dang!

i'm thinking we in the cafe could come up with a reasonable version of our own that my friend would be happy enough with to get some shut-eye.

heh

-caiti


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: GUEST,Cleigh O'Possum
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 04:30 PM

As a longtime icon and mascot of Mudcat, I find this thread very offensive to me and my brethren. I hope someone can find these atrocious words quickly so that this thread will go away. That nasty Cletus has already been making fun of me and were it not for Catspaw's intervention, I fear he would have done me harm. The last ime I was this offended was when the thread ran asking for a song called "Five Pounds of Possum in my Headlights Tonight."

Cleigh O'Possum


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: cait
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 04:45 PM

oh, i do apologise most sincerely, mr. o'possum, dear.

i'm sure it's a protest song, at that.

*grinz*


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 06:35 PM

found this at http://www.bluegrassworld.com/wwwboard/messages/2192.html

Walter and Willa Volz might know of it... they know all the possum songs! They host a radio show in St. Louis on Sundays from 12-2 featuring straight-up bluegrass. Send them an email at bluegrassbreakdown@kdhx.org


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 06:55 PM

Found a bunch of possum songs here, Click Maybe one of them? (Should be a clickie list on the left) There is also a poem by Paul Lawrence Dunbar at this site.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 07:15 PM

Chop That Possum Up - trad.

Chop that possum up, boys
Hunt that possum down
Drill that possum threw the head
And nail 'im to the ground
Chop that possum into little teeny bits of meat
Wrap him up in applesauce and grill him up complete

Now that possum's dead, boys
He don't play no more
No more little possum feet
Scrambling on mah floor
No more little possum eyes
Look through mah window pane
No more little possum lies
Since we-all stewed his brains

Chop that possum up, boys
Hunt that possum down
Drill that possum threw the head
And nail 'im to the ground
Chop that possum into little teeny bits of meat
Wrap him up in applesauce and grill him up complete

The above song was culled from Hillbilly Laments of the 1700's, a book which is now regrettably out of print...

- LH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: John Routledge
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 07:35 PM

Thanks LH for an amazing piece of history. Hopefully NZ will find a better way to deal with the net loss of 10,000 tons of foliage a day. GB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 07:37 PM

Say what? Is that being done by possums or capitalists on a rampage?

- LH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: John Routledge
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 07:40 PM

Possums. Capitalists are extra! GB


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 07:43 PM

Horrifying! Something shoud be done about them danged possums.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: cait
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 07:51 PM

hot diggety dawg! you people are the greatest resource known to man! the best thing since sliced bread AND popcorn!

i thnak you, i also thank you, and my friend thanks you!

*smooches* -caiti


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 08:01 PM

Why thanks, cait! Possum grits, anyone? Y'all chow down, now.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 08:37 PM

Gold Star for Little Hawk!! (with three gold stars you win a Gold Peter........)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: raredance
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 09:59 PM

if'n it ever was in print


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: catspaw49
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 10:07 PM

......whichin it wernt uv corse. Nice try Hawk.......LOL.....

But if you want some good possum recipes, you need look only to this definitive website......Good Eatin' Here!!!

OR.........If that ain't enough, check out The Possum Pages, a personal favorite.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 10:11 PM

Here is another possum site, it's the home page for the song clickies above. Different one from spaw's.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Amergin
Date: 16 Mar 01 - 11:57 PM

Hey, Cleigh, I have a nice cast iron bed you can sleep in....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 01:22 AM

Hmmm. Do I harvest this one, or is Little Hawk pulling our legs?

-gullible Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: catspaw49
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 01:25 AM

This is one for Aine, Joe.......No need to get taller.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: wdyat12
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 01:39 AM

Sorcha,

What's a GOLD Peter?

Peter


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 09:07 AM

i'm thinking we in the cafe could come up with a reasonable version of our own that my friend would be happy enough with to get some shut-eye.

I just didn't think a Blue Peter was quite good enough for such such dedicated service!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 09:07 AM

One of Frank Warner's collected songs, I think it was "Lynchburg Town," had the following cautionary possum verse:

Love it is a killing thing,
Beauty is a blossom;
If you want your finger bit,
Poke it at a possum!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: MMario
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 09:38 AM

if your possum doesn't come chopped up - here's the song - "Carve Dat Possum"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 02:34 PM

If I do win that Gold Peter, poor Spaw will be green with envy...

- LH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: words to 'chopped up possum'?
From: Hollowfox
Date: 17 Mar 01 - 04:06 PM

Lessee now, green skin means it's brass, not gold, right? Hmm, better not go too far down that road, Mary.


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Subject: Lyr Add: CARVE DAT POSSUM (Sam Lucas)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Jun 02 - 06:04 PM

Copied from http://rs6.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/aasm:@field(TITLE+@band(Carve+dat+possum+))

CARVE DAT POSSUM
(Sam Lucas, c1875)

De possum meat am good to eat. (Carve him to de heart.)
Yo'll always find him good and sweet. (Carve him to de heart.)
My dog did bark and I went to see, (Carve him to de heart.)
And dar was a possum up dat tree. (Carve him to de heart.)

CHO: Carve dat possum. Carve dat possum, children.
Carve dat possum. Carve him to de heart.
Oh, carve dat possum. Carve dat possum, children.
Carve dat possum. Carve him to de heart.

I reached up for to pull him in. (Carve him to de heart.)
De possum he began to grin. (Carve him to de heart.)
I carried him home and dressed him off. (Carve him to de heart.)
I hung him dat night in de frost. (Carve him to de heart.) CHO.

De way to cook de possum sound: (Carve him to de heart.)
Fust parbile him, den bake him brown. (Carve him to de heart.)
Lay sweet potatoes in de pan, (Carve him to de heart.)
De sweetest eatin' in de lan'. (Carve him to de heart.) CHO.


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