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Old Dan Tucker | Lyrics

from the MMF Songbook



History

Old Dan Tucker, also known as Ole Dan Tucker, and Dan Tucker, is a popular American minstral song. The first published sheet music edition of Old Dan Tucker, appeared in 1843. The song is similar to previous minstrel hits such as Gumbo Chaff and Jump Jim Crow.

Lyrics

Come to town the other night,
Heard the noise and saw the fight,
Watchman was a-runnin' 'round,
Said "Old Dan Tucker's come to town."

So, git out the way, Old Dan Tucker,
Git out the way, Old Dan Tucker,
Git out the way, Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to come to supper.

Old Dan Tucker come to town,
Ridin' a billygoat, leadin' a hound,
Hound, he barked and the billygoat jumped,
Throwed old Dan, he straddled a stump.

So, git out the way, Old Dan Tucker,
Git out the way, Old Dan Tucker,
Git out the way, Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to come to supper.

Old Dan Tucker was a fine old man,
Washed his face in a frying pan,
Combed his hair with a wagon wheel,
And died with a toothache in his heel.

So, git out the way, Old Dan Tucker,
Git out the way, Old Dan Tucker,
Git out the way, Old Dan Tucker,
You're too late to come to supper.