What Folks Are Made Of
Traditional/Alan Lomax/Lead Belly

What are little boys made of? (2)
Piggins and pails and little puppy tails
That's what little boys are made of

What are little girls made of? (2)
Sugar and spice and all things nice
That's what little girls are made of

What's young men made of? (2)
Thorns and briars, they're all bad liars
And that's what young men are made of

What's young women made of? (2)
Rings and jings and all fine things
And that's what young women are made of

What's old men made of? (2)
Whisky and brandy and sugar and candy
That's what old men are made of

What's old women made of? (2)
Moans and groans in their old aching bonres
That's what old women are made of

What are little babies made of? (2)
Sugar and crumbs and all sweet things
That's what little babies are made of


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