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X:1 T:Molly Baker M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Joe Crane (Marshall County, Okla.) B:Thede - The Fiddle Book (1967, p. 90) K:G |:[Bg]g/g/ d(g/a/|b)b ba|[Bg]g/g/ d(e/d/|B/A)B/B/ A[GB]:| |:[EB]B/B/ ([E/B/]B/)(B/G/)|A/G/B/G/ A[GB]|[EB]B/B/ [D/A/]B/A/(G/|E/F/)G/G/ D[GB]:|]

MOLLY BAKER. AKA and see "Big Tater." American, Reel (2/4 time). USA, Oklahoma. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB.

Knife and a fork and a great big tater,
Take that pretty girl to be my waiter.

O law, I guess I'll take her,
Take that pretty little Molly Baker.

I had a wife and she was a Quaker,
If she went to sleep the devil couldn't wake her.

See also Max Collins' version as "Big Tater," a title that probably entered tradition from a miss-hearing of "Molly Baker."

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Joe Crane (Marshall County, Oklahoma) [Thede].

Printed sources : - Thede (The Fiddle Book), 1967; p. 90.

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