Mr. Edwards, the family friend, danced to the fiddle's music like a jumping jack in the moonlight. When it was time to go home, Pa played him down the road with "Old Dan Tucker."
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House On The Prairie, page 69

Old Dan Tucker
(Words and Music by Daniel Decatur Emmett, 1843)

Old Dan Tucker was a fine old man,
He washed his face in a frying pan,
He combed his hair with a wagon wheel
And died of the toothache in his heel.
Git out the way for old Dan Tucker!
He's too late to git his supper,
Supper's over and the dishes washed,
Nothing left but a piece of squash!

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