I don't care what they say,
I'm gonna keep it anyway.
I won't let them stretch their necks,
To see my little black egg with the little white specks.
I found it in a tree just the other day,
Now it's mine all mine, they can't take it away.
There comes Mary, there comes Lee :
I'll bet what they want to see.
I won't let them stretch their necks
To see my little black egg with the little white specks.
I found it in a tree just the other day,
Now it's mine all mine, they can't take it away.
Oh my, what can I do ? Little black agg's gonna tell on you.
I won't let them stretch their necks
To see my little black egg with the little white specks


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    I remember this song from high school in the late 60's, in Ohio. I live in Georgia now and no one my age ever heard of it, or even believes there was such a weird song. Anyone out there remember this song? From what part of the country? Wonder if it was regional or national. I always thought it was about a white guy who got a black girl pregnant. Gotta be. And back in the 60's they really would have been stretching their necks.

    unclepattyon February 01, 2009   Link

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