Lyrics

Refrain
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

This song dates back to 1848.

Write lyrics to include the song in a program about settlers, going west, or your town. I did a 3rd grade program about “Roselle,” a town where my former school is located.

Refrain
I’m going down to town, I’m going down to town,
I’m going down to Roselle town to take my family down.

Verse 1
I’m gonna find some land, got cash in my hand,
I’ll find a cow and then a plow; it’s gonna be so grand.

Verse 2
I’ll build a home of sod; I know it’s kinda odd,
And sure I doubt it’ll keep bugs out, we’ll have a place to nod.

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