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Peg Leg Jack lyrics and chords

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Peg Leg Jack 
Recorded Tex Morton
Written by Carson Robinson

C F
Ol' Peg Leg Jack went out one night to get a little gin
C G7 C
He went down to the landlord's house the landlord wasn't in
F
He rapped he rapped he rapped he rapped he rapped all night in vain
C G7 C
When all of a sudden a (3 knocks) come on the windowpane

F
Up to the window he turned his head and there a maid he spied
C G7 C
He thought by the way that she (3 knocks) that she would be his bride
F
Come down come down said Peg Leg Jack and sit on the porch with me
C G7 C
And down she come and she sat on the porch as pretty as ever you see

G7 C
Oh they billed they cooed they kissed and they loved
D7 G7
They honeyed and they sweetied and they turtle doved
C F
They babied and they honeyed and lovied my pets
C G7 C
They kissed and cuddled and there they sat

F
Then of a sudden here come her father a-drivin' the village hack
C
With a roar and a bellow and hey young fellow
G7 C
He started for Peg Leg Jack
F
Jack lit out with a yip and a shout for life to him was sweet
C G7 C
And his old peg leg went (3 knocks) upon the village street

F
Goodbye my lover the maiden cried I hope you don't get killed
C G7 C
The old man grabbed his pistol out with powder and bullets felled
F
Jack bumped into a big fat lady and fell in a puddle kersplash
C G7 C
The old man's pistol went (3 knocks) as down the road they dashed

G7 C
Oh they raced they chased they hollered and bowled
D7 G7
Yelled and they snarled and they hollered and crowed
C F
They raced and they chased and they dodged up and down
C G7 C
Back and forward and round and round

F
Jack climbed up into a tree and thought he'd saved his skin
C
But the woodpeckers pecked on his old peg leg
G7 C
And they drove him down again
F
He ran into a neighbor's barn the old man followed him in
C G7 C
A mule got sore and whaled away and kicked him out again

F
Jack he ran kersmack into the village constable
C
Who joined in the chase with the girl's old man
G7 C
The fat lady and the mule
F
They chased the sailor around and round and round a big haystack
C G7 C
The old man ran round the other way and he grabbed poor sailor Jack

G7 C
Oh they wrestled and tasseled and their eyes got black
D7 G7
Jack hit her pappy and the pappy hit back
C F
They cheated and they tumbled and they cursed and they swore
C G7 C
They barked their knuckles and their clothes they tore

F
The old mule cried the fat lady screamed the constable let out a yell
C G7 C
He grabbed the old man by the collar and locked him in a cell
F
Peg Leg Jack he hurried back the maiden for to wed
C G7 C
But found that she had gone and run off with a soldier boy instead

G7 C
Oh poor Jack cried he hollered and he swore
D7 G7
He grabbed him a ship and he sailed from shore
C F
Sailed away just as fast as sin
C G7 C
And that was the last that they seen of him

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