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Also for Steve H. Arkansas Traveller.

It's one of those crafty hillbilly meets city slicker dialogues, Hillbilly is sitting on his front porch playing the first 6 bars of Arkansas Traveller over and over again coming to an abrupt stop each time he utters one of his conversation stoppers.

"Hey old timer, you lived here all your life?

Not yet."
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"Is that river yonder fordable?"

"My ducks forded it this morning."

"Well can you tell me how deep it is?``

"Comes up to right about here", he says indicating a level on his chest, "on the ducks."
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"Well can you tell me which of these roads I might take to Fort Smith" (Arkansas, watch the Jeff Bridges True Grit)

"Don't need to, they already got a road there."
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"Well can you tell me does this road fork up yonder?"

"I can't say it forks, but it splits all to pieces after a while,"
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"Well does it matter which one of those forks I take?"

"Not to me."
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I've forgotten how the problem with the roof gets introduced but the traveller suggests that the hillbilly repair the roof.

`"Can't, It's rainin' out."

`"Well repair it when it's not raining then."

"Don't need to. Don't leak then."
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Finally it turns out that the city slicker knows the second half of Arkansas Traveller and the Hillbilly is extremely grateful and helpful after that.

Rob

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