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Traditional

Song Information

Origin: Traditional (Southeast US, first recorded 1913) This is song is also known as Rabbit in the Log. First release as Gonna Feast Here tonight by Prairie Ramblers (1934) Released as Have a Feast Here Tonight by Monroe Brothers (1934) Released by Bill Monroe & Doc Watson (1975)

Lyrics

There’s a rabbit in the log and I ain’t got my dog How will I get him I know I’ll get me a briar and twist it in his hair That way I’ll get him I know I know ( yes I know ) I know ( I surely know ) That’s how I’ll get him I know I’ll get me a briar and twist in his hair That way I’ll get him I know I’ll build me a fire and I’ll cook that old hare Roll him in the flames and make him brown Have a feast here tonight while the moon is shining bright And find me a place to lie down To lie down ( to lie down ) To lay down ( to lay down ) Find me a place to lie down Have a feast here tonight while the moon is shining bright And find me a place to lie down I’m going down the track and my coat ripped up my back Soles on my shoes are nearly gone A little ways ahead there’s an old farmer’s shed That’s where I’ll rest my weary bones Weary bones ( weary bones ) Lazy bones ( lazy bones ) That’s where I’ll rest my weary bones A little way’s ahead there’s an old farmer’s shed That’s where I’ll rest my weary bones