This is how "Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me" is sung nowadays.

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The lyrics above are the way "Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me" is sung nowadays. These lyrics are based on the original song "Shew! Fly, Don't Bother Me", written by Billy Reeves in 1869, music by M. Frank Campbell, arranged by Rollin Howard. Some of the words in the original song people would find offensive, so we chose not to post it here.



Many thanks to Dale and Corrina Durdunas for singing this song for us!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Susan Bradford for contributing the version of this song above.

Thanks so much!