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BIG EYED RABBIT [3]. Old-Time; Song and Breakdown. Sung to a different tune than the Tommy Jarrell version. Samanatha Bumgarner sang on her 1924 recording:

Rabbit,oh rabbit done hear them hounds
Yes Lord Lord they're a- gettin' me around
Get there rabbit, get there now
Yes oh Lord I'm gettin' there now

Rabbit oh rabbit, your ears a-mighty red,
Yes lord lord, been a-jerkin' up my head.
Get there rabbit, oh get there now
Yes Lord Lord I'm getting' there now

You jump out and start to run,
Shoot you down with m' old shotgun,
Big-eyed rabbit, get there now
Yes oh Lord I'm getting' there now

Rabbit oh rabbit your foot's mighty round
Yes Lord Lord make a hole in the ground
Big-eyed rabbit, now get there now
Yes oh Lord I'm getting' there now

Rabbit's in the garden, a-sifting sand
Fore tomorrow morning I'll have him in my hand.
Big-eyed rabbit, get there now
Yes oh Lord I'm getting' there now

Rascal rascal,here'n my dog
yes my lord I want a log
Big-eyed rabbit, get there now
Yes oh Lord I'm getting' there now ... [transcribed by Suzy Thompson for the Digital Tradition [1] ]


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Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Rounder 1029 and Columbia 129-D (78 RPM), 1924, Samantha Bumgarner (Asheville, N.C.).




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