Harry Belafonte Hole in the Bucket cover

Hole in the Bucket
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Verse 1
There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole.
Verse 2
So fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
So fix it dear Henry, dear Henry, fix it.
Verse 3
With what should I fix it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what should I fix it, dear Liza, with what?
Verse 4
With straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With straw, dear Henry, dear Henry, with straw.
Verse 5
But the straw is too long, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The straw is too long, dear Liza, too long.
Verse 6
So cut it dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
So cut it dear Henry, dear Henry, cut it!
Verse 7
With what should I cut it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what should I cut it, dear Liza, with what?
Verse 8
With an axe, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With an axe, dear Henry, an axe.
Verse 9
But the axe is too dull, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The axe is too dull, dear Liza, too dull.
Verse 10
So, sharpen it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
So sharpen it dear Henry, dear Henry, sharpen it!
Verse 11
With what should I sharpen it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what should I sharpen, dear Liza, with what?
Verse 12
Use the stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Use the stone, dear Henry, dear Henry, the stone.
Verse 13
But the stone is too dry, dear Liza, dear Liza,
The stone is too dry, dear Liza, too dry.
Verse 14
So wet it, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
So wet it dear Henry, dear Henry, wet it.
Verse 15
With what should I wet it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what should I wet it, dear Liza, with what?
Verse 16
With water, dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
With water, dear Henry, dear Henry, water.
Verse 17
With what should I carry it, dear Liza, dear Liza,
With what should I carry it dear Liza, with what?
Verse 18
Use the bucket dear Henry, dear Henry, dear Henry,
Use the bucket, dear Henry, dear Henry, the bucket!
Verse 19
There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza,
There's a hole in the bucket, dear Liza, a hole.

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