From the album Reaching for The Stars

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Alan Lomax, John A. Lomax Ludlow Music Inc.

I have an affinity for nonsense words so this old traditional song appealed to me; the chorus has no meaning as far as I know. Arnie is singing the melody on the choruses and I am singing harmony.

Lyrics

Ducks in the millpond, geese in the clover
Fell in the millpond, wet all over/
Chorus: Lawd, gonna get on a rinktum
Lawd lawd gonna get on a rinktum.

Ducks in the millpond, geese in the clover
Jumped on the bed and the bed turned over.

Monkey in the barnyard, monkey in the stable
Monkey get your hair cut, soon as you’re able.

I had a little pony and his name was Jack
I put him in a stable and he jumped through a crack.

Ducks in the millpond, geese on the ocean
Hug them pretty girls if I take a notion.

Ducks in the millpond, geese in the clover
Fell in the millpond, wet all over.