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Rattlesnake
(American Traditional Song)

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Rattlesnake
Traditional Song

Rattlesnake, oh, rattlesnake,
What makes your teeth so white?
I've been living in the bottom all my life.
I ain't done nothing but bite.
Said, I ain't done nothing but bite.

Muskrat, oh, muskrat,
What makes you smell so bad?
I've been living in the bottom all my life,
I'm mortified in my head,
Well, I'm mortified in my head.

Groundhog, oh, groundhog,
What makes your back so brown?
It's a wonder I don't smotherfy
From living down in the ground,
From living down in the ground.

Rooster, oh, rooster,
What makes your claws so hard?
I've been scratchin' and scrablin' all my days,
It's a wonder I ain't tired,
It's a wonder I ain't tired.

Jaybird, oh, jaybird,
What makes you fly so high?
I've been a-robbin' your corn patch all my life.
It's a wonder if I don't die.
It's a wonder if I don't die.

Rattlesnake, oh, rattlesnake,
What makes your teeth so white?
I've been living in the bottom all my life.
I ain't done nothing but bite.
Well, I ain't done nothing but bite.
 
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