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Old Bell Cow, The

An excellent call and response song.
Enjoy the version from "Lomax, the Hound of Music"!



Lead
Partridge in the pea patch, pickin' up the peas,
Along comes the bell cow kickin' up her heels!

Chorus (everyone):
Oh, the bell cow, never got a pail,
Oh, the bell cow, catch her by the tail,

Lead
The bell cow has a couple a horns
Ain’t been milked since I was born.

Chorus (everyone):
Oh, the bell cow, never got a pail,
Oh, the bell cow, catch her by the tail,

Lead
One of these days when I learn how,
I'm gonna milk that old bell cow.

(Chorus)

Lead:
Went down to the cornfield to pick a mess of beans,
Along come the bell cow a-pecking at the greens.

(Chorus)

Lead
The milk ain't whipped and the butter ain't fat,
The darned old cow ate my best hat.

(Chorus)

Lead
I milked that bell cow couple a quarts
Sold that milk and I got me a horse.

(Chorus)

Lead
The old bell cow, I milked her in a gourd,
I sold my milk and bought me a Ford.

(Chorus)