Aunt Rhody

Words & Music:

Traditional American


G                   D            G

Go tell Aunt Rhody, go tell Aunt Rhody,

G                      C        D        G

Go tell Aunt Rhody the old gray goose is dead.


The one she was saving, the one she was saving,

The one she was saving to make a featherbed.


The gander's a-mourning, the gander's a-mourning,

The gander's a-mourning because his wife is dead.


The goslings are weeping, the goslings are weeping,

The goslings are weeping because their mammy's dead.


She died in the millpond, she died in the millpond,

She died in the millpond from standing on her head.


She died of the smallpox, she died of the smallpox,

She died of the smallpox that's what the doctor said.


Go tell Aunt Rhody, go tell Aunt Rhody,

Go tell Aunt Rhody the old gray goose is dead.


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