Shake Sugaree by Elizabeth Cotton


	
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I have a little song and it won't take long
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And I'll sing it right once or twice-
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Oh Lordy me, didn't I shake sugaree
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Everything I got is in the pawn.
Everything I got is in the pawn.

Pawned my chair and I pawned my bed,
and ain't got no place to lay my head.
Oh Lordy me, didn't I shake sugaree
Everything I got is in the pawn
Everything I got.

Grow my tobacco and I spit my juice-
Well I would raise cain, but it ain't a bit of use
Oh Lordy me, didn't I shake sugaree
Everything I got is in the pawn.
Everything I got.

Pawned my tobacco and I pawned my pipe,
pawned everything that was in my sight.
Oh Lordy me, didn't I shake sugaree
Everything I got is in the pawn.
Everything I got.

I'm going sailing in a wooden shoe
looking foir a star I could tell my troubles to
Oh Lordy me, didn't I shake sugaree
Everything I got is in the pawn.
Everything I got.

First star to the right and it's straight on 'til morn,
I never saw such such night since I was born.
Oh Lordy me, didn't I shake sugaree
Everything I got is in the pawn.
Everything I got.

Have a little secret; I ain't going to tell,
I'm going to heaven in a brown pea shell.
Oh Lordy me, didn't I shake sugaree
Everything I got is in the pawn.
Everything I got.

Pawned my horse and I pawned my plow.
pawned everything, even pawned my old milk cow.
Oh Lordy me, didn't I shake sugaree
Everything I got is in the pawn.
Everything I got.

Have a little secret and I ain't going to teel,
I'm going to heaven and I'm not going to ....
Oh Lordy me, didn't I shake sugaree
Everything I got is in the pawn.
Everything I got.