Scraping Up Sand in the Bottom of the Sea


(Folk song)

1. Scraping up sand in the bottom of the sea, Shiloh*, Shiloh,
Scraping up sand in the bottom of the sea, Shiloh, Liza Jane.

Oh, how I love her, O Liza Jane,
Oh, how I love her, Goodbye, Liza Jane.

2. Black those shoes and make them shine…

3. A hump-backed mule I’m bound to ride…

4. Hopped up a chicken and he flew upstairs…

*Shiloh is a location mentioned in the Bible. Its name means “peace.”


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  1. I remembered parts of this song we used to sing in school over 40 years ago.
    Thanks for the lyrics and YouTube song.

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