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Old Zip Coon

There once was a man with a double chin
who performed with skill on a violin.
And he played in time and he played in tune
but he wouldn't play anything but Old Zip Coon.

Old Zip Coon he played all day,
until the neighbors ran away.
He played all night by the light of the moon
but he wouldn't play anything but Old Zip Coon.

His friends all said "would you kindly play
Nelly Bly or Where are the Flowers of May?"
But he played in time and he played in tune
and he wouldn't play anything but Old Zip Coon.

Old Zip Coon he played all night
until the owls and bats took flight.
He played all night by the light of the moon
but he wouldn't play anything but Old Zip Coon.

So they shipped him off to a foreign shore
where the natives had never heard the tune before.
And he played in time and he played in tune,
but he wouldn't play anything but Old Zip Coon.

Old Zip Coon he played all day
until the natives ran away.
He played all night by the light of the moon
but he wouldn't play anything but Old Zip Coon.

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