Bill Grogan’s Goat


(Folk song)

1. There was a man. (echo each phrase)
Now please take note,
There was a man
Who had a goat.
He loved that goat.
Indeed he did.
Just like a kid.

2. One day that goat (echo each phrase)
Felt frisk and fine
Ate three red shirts
Right off the line.
The man, he grabbed
Him by the back
And tied him to
The railroad track.

3. Now, when that train
Hove into sight
That goat grew pale
And green with fright.
He heaved a sigh
As if in pain,
Coughed up those shirts
And flagged the train.


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