Ticklish Reuben

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"Ticklish Reuben" is a folk song written by Cal Stewart in 1900. Released on the Victor Label, the song is a prime example of the "laughing song" genre. Initially, the tune starts off normally, then descends into jolly, rhythmic laughing.

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Lyrics as follows

My name is Ticklish Reuben
From way down in old Vermont
And ev'rything seems ticklish to me

Vermont State of the United States of America

Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It borders the U.S. states of Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. Vermont is the second-smallest by population and the sixth-smallest by area of the 50 U.S. states. The state capital is Montpelier, the least populous state capital in the United States. The most populous city, Burlington, is the least populous city to be the most populous city in a state. As of 2015, Vermont was the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States. It was ranked as the safest state in the country in 2016.

I've been tickled by a feather
I've been tickled by a wasp
I've been tickled by a yellow bumblebee

I have always got a tickled sort of way about my clothes
It doesn't really matter where I be
I am tickled in the morning and I'm tickled in the night
Something's always sure to tickle me

hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah
hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah

(repeat x12)

Once I put some pepper into Dad's snuffbox
And the way he acted was a sight to see
Well he coughed and he sneezed till I thought he'd have a fit
And then he took me out to tickle me

I was always getting tickled by someone about the house
So why they take to ticklin' I could never see
And the apple-butter paddle it is all in splinters now
Daddy wore it out a-ticklin' me

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