Oldies/old song lyrics

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When I was a kid, I remember an old song with the lyrics"If you see me and a bear fighting, don't help me, help the bear". I believe it was an old blues tune. I heard it when I was a teen, now I'm in my sixties. Thanks for any help, Ernie.

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Hi Herbert,

"The Preacher And The Bear" goes way back to before you were born. Arthur Collins did it around 1908 or so.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8MpBY1nGbI

More in your era, Phil Harris did it in 1947:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHGelXssja4

Many other artists recorded it as well....but I believe that's your song.

Is that what you're seeking?

Thanks for asking,

Lou

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