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I’d never seen the like since I been born, 
An Arkansas farmer with his sea boots on.

When Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.

I love a little gal across the sea,
She’s a Bajan beauty and she says to me:

When Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man. 
Oh, wake her! Oh, shake her!
Oh, shake that gal with the blue dress on. 
Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.

Who’s been there since I been gone with the pretty little gal with the blue dress on. 
Those Hilo gals they dress so fine they ain’t got Jesus (Sunday) on their mind.

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My wife she died in Tennessee
And they sent her jawbone back to me.
I hung that jawbone on the fence,
And I ain’t heard nothing but the jawbone since singin’:

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Oh, my wife she died in Tennessee
And they sent her jawbone back to me.
I hung that jawbone on the fence,
And I ain’t heard nothing but the jawbone since singin’:

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