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Skip to My Lou

<a href="http://balladofamerica.bandcamp.com/track/skip-to-my-lou">Skip to My Lou by Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band</a>

About Skip to My Lou

In frontier communities throughout the country, young and old alike skipped, marched, clapped, and swung each other by the hand to this play-party song.

Lyrics to Skip to My Lou

Skip to My Lou

chorus:

Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou
Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou
Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou
Skip to my Lou, my darling

verses:

Lost my partner, what'll I do?
Lost my partner, what'll I do?
Lost my partner, what'll I do?
Skip to my Lou, my darling

I'll get another one prettier than you (x 3)
Skip to my Lou, my darling

Little red wagon, painted blue (x 3)
Skip to my Lou, my darling

Fly in the sugar-bowl, shoo fly shoo (x 3)
Skip to my Lou, my darling

Pigs in the parlor, what’ll I do? (x 3)
Skip to my Lou, my darling

Rats in the bread tray, how they chew (x 3)
Skip to my Lou, my darling

Catch that red bird, skip to my Lou (x 3)
Skip to my Lou, my darling

Can’t get a red bird, a blue bird’ll do (x 3)
Skip to my Lou, my darling

Can’t get a blue bird, a black bird’ll do (x 3)
Skip to my Lou, my darling

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Video of Skip to My Lou

Part of this song is featured in the Ballad of America video overview.

Compact Disc with Skip to My Lou

This song is available on the compact disc:
Ballad of America Volume 2: America Singing
Skip to My Lou is on the album Ballad of America  Volume 2: America Singing

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