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VP_001366 Verse 1A boy climbed up an apple tree, The farmer man he did not see The farmer pulled his gun and said, "If you don't come down, I'll shoot you dead." Chorus 1If you don't come down, I'll shoot you dead, If you don't come down, I'll shoot you dead, If you don't come down, I'll shoot you dead. So the little boy ascended. Verse 2A sailor to his captain said, "To sail on Friday I've a dread" It's most unlucky you should know I wish on Thursday you would go. Chorus 2I wish on Thursday you would go, I wish on Thursday you would go, I wish on Thursday you would go. So the captain sailed on Friday. Verse 3I have a younger brother Jack, Who put upon my chair a tack A tack so innocent and neat That's what put me on my feet. Chorus 3That's what put me on my feet, That's what put me on my feet, That's what put me on my feet. I'm glad I'm not a carpet.
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Peters, Wm. Frederick; Gillespie, Arthur; and Keller, "Foolishness : Kidder" (1905). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 466.