Fod!

'The Moonlight Picnic' by Harrison Cady
(Featuring a skunk with his britches on.)

This song is a load of fun, other than that I don't know much about it. I learned it from Mike and Peggy Seeger's 'Fly Down Little Bird' album. They credit the song to Henry King and family of Visalia, Kenton County, Kentucky, recorded in the field in 1941 by Charles L. Todd. The first couple of verses remind me of "Rattlesnake Mountain and it is darned near as silly as that song.

Lyrics: 

As I went down to the mowin' field
Hoo rye too rye fod-a-link-a-die-do
As I went down to the mowin' field
Fod!
As I went down to the mowin' field
A big black snake got me by the heel
Too-rolly-day.

I fell down upon the ground
Hoo rye too rye fod-a-link-a-die-do
I fell down upon the ground
Fod!
Well I fell down upon the ground
I shut both eyes and looked all around
Too-rolly-day.

Set upon a stump to take my rest
Hoo rye too rye fod-a-link-a-die-do
I set upon a stump to take my rest
Fod!
Set upon a stump to take my rest
It looked like a woodchuck on his nest
Too-rolly-day.

The woodchuck grinned a banjo song
Hoo-rye too rye fod-a-link-a-die-do
The woodchuck grinned a banjo song
Fod!
The woodchuck grinned a banjo song
Up come skunk with his britches on
Too-rolly-day.

The woodchuck and skunk got into a fight
Hoo rye too rye fod-a-link-a-die-do
The woodchuck and skunk got into a fight
Fod!
Woodchuck and skunk got in a fight
The fume was so strong it put out the light
Too-rolly-day.

They danced and they played till the chimbley 'gin to rust
Hoo rye too rye fod-a-link-a-die-do
They danced and they played till the chimbley 'gin to rust
Fod!
They danced and they played till the chimbley 'gin to rust
Hard to tell which smelled the worst
Too-rolly-day.

Instruments: 
Tuning: 
C standard