Sleepy-eyed John
Written by Tex Atchison
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

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G / / / 'way down yonder on the Candy Creek, |G / D / I whittled out a fiddle from a wagon seat, |G / / / I tuned my fiddle and I rosined my bow, |D / / G | And I'll play a little tune wher-ever I go.

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G / / / | Sleepy-eyed John, better your britches on, G / / D | Sleepy-eyed John, better tie your shoe, G / / / | Sleepy-eyed John, better get your britches on, G / D / | Gotta get to heaven 'fore the devil gets to you.

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Well, sleepy-eyed John he stole a goose, The goose she clucked but she couldn't get loose, Said John to the goose, "If you don't be still, Well miss our supper down in Candyville".

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Sleepy-eyed John he had a wooden leg, The wooden leg was nothing but a little wooden peg, With one shoe off and one shoe on, He'll play the double shuffle 'till the cows come home.

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Now I got twenty dollars for to build a fence, I took my money and I ain't worked since, Sold my buggy and I sold my plow, I wouldn't take a dollar for my journey now.

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Over the hickory and down the pine, The raccoon left and the old hound whined, John said, "Sic 'em" and the raccoon left, They crossed Green River in a minute and a half.

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