The other day, I met a bear,
A great big bear, Oh way out there.
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He looked at me, I looked at him,
He sized up me, I sized up him.
He said to me, "Why don't you run?
I see you ain't, Got any gun."
I says to him, "That's a good idea."
"Now legs get going, get me out of here!"
And so I ran, Away from there,
But right behind me, Was that bear.
In front of me, There was a tree,
A great big tree, Oh glory be!
The lowest branch, Was ten feet up,
So I thought I'd jump, And trust my luck.
And so I jumped, Into the air,
But I missed that branch, A way up there.
Now don't you fret, And don't you frown,
I Caught that branch, On the way back down!
This is the end, There aint no more,
Unless I see, That bear once more.