Old Dan Tucker, Song of the Week #5
So, what do you reckon happened to Old Dan Tucker? After all he was too late to get his supper. It was some good eatin’ too yall. Black eyed peas, with those little bits of ham in them, yum-yum. Cornbread good enough to make you want to slap your granny. And the gravy, oh, my, my!
Well, I have a theory on what happened to Old Dan, hence Song of the Week #5, Pete Seger’s, Old Dan Tucker (get the one done by Bruce on Seager Sessions, it’s boss!)
I think Dan had consumed one of those good country dinners the night before his 4 AM run (or it could have been two burritos, chalk full of refried beans, rice and homemade guacamole, but I’m just taking a W.A.G; wild @ss guess, here.) Dan had a plan. He wanted to run 15 miles at 4 AM. The first 3 most likely uneventful, butt it’s my best guess that around mile 4 things started brewing. I think by mile 5 it was a walk run. By mile 6 he was probably desperately searching for a port-a-potty. By 7 he was checking the neighborhood yards for a newspaper and a nice set of hedges. At 8 it was too late. Old Dan could no longer hold things off, the green-apple-two-step had hung him up and within ½ mile of my, er his, I mean within ½ mile of his house, Dan was carrying a load. Who’d want to have supper with him?
Er, I’m eating alone tonight.
You can either give me a theory on Dan’s tardiness or suggest an alternate song, take your time, I’m gonna be awhile!