(American folk song)
I’m going down to town, I’m going down to town,
I’m going down to the Lynchburg town
To take my tobacco down.
1.Times a-getting hard, Money getting scarce,
Pay me for them tobacco, boys, and I will leave this place. Refrain
2. Master had an old gray horse, Took him down to town,
Sold him for a half a dollar And only a quarter down. Refrain
3. Old Eli was a rich old man, he was richer than a king.
He made me beat the old tin pan while Sary Jane would sing. Refrain
4. Old Eli brought a little girl, he fetched her from the South.
Her hair was wrapped so very tight that she couldn’t shut her mouth. Refrain
5. Once I had an old black hen, she laid behind the door.
Every day she laid three eggs, and Sunday she laid more. Refrain
6. Oh I went down to town and went into the store,
And every pretty girl in town came running to the door. Refrain
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