Hi-hi Hi-hi-hi-i Hi-hi-hi-i Hi-hi-hi-hi-i Got to lay down and die
If you should see my heifer Will you please, please, please, please Drive her home? If you see my heifer Will you please, please, please Drive her home? 'Cause I've had no milk an butter Since my calf been born
Lord, I wring me hand An I declare, I just wanted to scream I wring my hand An I 'clare, I wanted to scream But when I woke up I was glad That it was all a dream
I am stealin', I am stealin' I'm stealin', please don't you tell on me I am stealin', I am stealin' An please don't you tell on me I'm stealin' from my reg'lar Back to my old used to be
Lord, I walked the levee I done walked it from end to end You all, walked the levee And I walked it from end to - An I was just tryin' to find My little cow, again
Lord, I hollered, 'Ho-ho-hey' Hi-hi-hi-hi-hi Hollered, hi-hi-hi Hi-hi-hi, hi-hi You know ev'ry little cow and calf They got to lay down an die.