Song Database

Old Hogan's Goat

There was a man. (There was a man.) 
Now, please take note. (Now, please take note.) 
There was a man (There was a man) 
Who had a goat. (Who had a goat.) 
He loved that goat. (He loved that goat.) 
Indeed he did. (Indeed he did.) 
He loved that goat (He loved that goat) 
Just like a kid. (Just like a kid.) 

One day that goat (One day that goat) 
Was feeling fine, (Was feeling fine,) 
Ate three red shirts (Ate three red shirts) 
Right off the line. (Right off the line.) 
His master came (His master came) 
And beat his back (And beat his back) 
And tied him to (And tied him to) 
A railroad track. (A railroad track.) 

The whistle blew. (The whistle blew.) 
The train grew nigh. (The train grew nigh.) 
The poor goat knew (The poor goat knew) 
That he must die. (That he must die.) 
He gave three shrieks (He gave three shrieks) 
Of mortal pain, (Of mortal pain,) 
Coughed up the shirts (Coughed up the shirts) 
And flagged the train. (And flagged the train.)