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How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck

I spotted this woodchuck across the street from our house this afternoon.

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The woodchuck reminded me of a tongue-twister that I learned, when I was a child.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?  A woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

Do you know the origin of this tongue-twister?  I didn’t, so I looked it up.

According to Wikipedia the origin of this tongue-twister is from a 1902 song, “The Woodchuck Song”, written by Robert Hobart Davis for Fay Templeton in the musical, “The Runaways”.  The lyrics became better known,  as a chorus, in a 1904 version of the song written by Theodore Morse, … which was recorded by Ragtime Roberts, in 1904.

 

“The Woodchuck Song”

 

 

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