Old King Cole Song Lyrics and Chords

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Old King Cole Song Lyrics and Chords by Boxcar Willie

 

Old King Cole
Recorded by Boxcar Willie
Written by Lloene S. Martin
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Well old King Cole was a merry old sole
 
That’s what I’ve heard ‘e
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say
 
He  
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had three fiddlers in his band
 
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Lord how they could  
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play
 
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Lord how they could  
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play

Well I met a man from Alabam

 
Had a banjo on his  
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knee
 
I  
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asked him where he learned to play
 
He  
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said in Tenne
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ssee
 
He  
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said in Tenne
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ssee

Well Johnny Be Good was a guitar man

 
He was l
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ightning on the strings
 
He  
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could sit a song on fire
 
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Lord how he could  
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sing
 
Well  
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Lord how he could  
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sing

Well the sheep all grazed the meadows down

 
And the cows they ate the  
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corn
 
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all because little boy blue
 
Was  
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away a-playing his  
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horn
 
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away a-playing his  
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horn

When they built the walls of Jericho

 
Well they were built to  
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stay
 
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a little drummer torn ‘em down
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When he began to  
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play
 
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When he began to  
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play

When Little Miss Muffet sat on the tuffet

 
And she began to  
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play
 
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even the spiders that sat down beside her
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Couldn’t chase her  
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away
 
Well they  
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couldn’t chase her  
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away

Swing your partner round and round

 
And do the do-si-
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do
 
We’d  
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like to stay and play all night
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But we gotta  
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go
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But we gotta  
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go

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Old King Cole?
– The song Old King Cole was sang by Boxcar Willie.

 

Who is Boxcar Willie?
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