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Where can I find author of poem and copy of poem

 
 
Peggyc
 
Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2005 11:10 am
TIP SAMS HAD TWINS 5 DOGS AND A MULE
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smorgs
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2005 11:43 am
http://www.wvu.edu/~lawfac/jelkins/lp-2001/noe.html

Found above...well it's a start

Author: J. T. Cotton Noe


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papabear
 
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Reply Wed 9 May, 2007 03:29 am
Tip Sams
Tip Sams had twins
And a razor-backed sow,
Five dogs and a mule,
And an old roan cow;
A bone-spavined filly,
And a one room house,
And a little wrinkled woman.
Just as meek as a mouse;
Old Tip raised tobacco
And trafficked in skins,
For he had seven sons
In addition to the twins;
And every mother's son,
And the little mammy Jude,
Smoked a pipe all day
And the twins both chewed

But here the story closes
Of my little romance
For the seven sons are sleeping
In the battle fields of France;
And their daddy grows tobacco
And trafficks still in skins
And the wrinkled mammy
Has another set of twins

I don't know the author or origin. I found this on a note in a diary kept by my Grandfather and it likely dates from the early 19000s.
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sstanfill
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jun, 2012 11:56 pm
Poet Laureate Cotton (J.T.) Noe, who wrote "Tip Sams", was my great grandfather. I have first editions (many signed, including "Tip Sams") of almost all of his work. I'd be happy to photo copy for you.
Regards,
Stina
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KYLizzie
 
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Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2018 09:02 pm
My 4th grade teacher had my class to memorize this poem. I recall a second verse as follows:
"Now Tip kept a digging
And he never lost heart
For the dogs hunted rabbits
And they caught a right smart.
The bone-spavined filly
And the mule pulled a plow
And they lived off the givings of the old rone cow
And the acorn- fattened farrow of the razor-back sow."
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