Hunter was a traveling salesman who recorded songs in the hills and backwoods of the Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks from 1956-1976. Here is one version of "The Burglar Man." You might want to click the links at the bottom of this page for three more versions.
Although Grancy's words were slightly different, the gist of the story is the same. And frankly, I think her version has a smoother rhythm. Here is Grancy's version of "The Burglar Beau" as she sang it to her 21 grandchildren.
The Burglar Beau
I'll tell you a story of a burglar beau
Who tried to rob a house.
He crept in the window and under the bed
As quietly as a mouse.
About 9:30 an old maid came.
"I am so tired," she said.
And thinking things to be all right,
She forgot to look under the bed.
She took out her teeth, her one glass eye.
Her hair fell off her head.
The burglar had about ninety-nine fits
As he came from under the bed.
The old maid wasn't 'fraid at all,
And this is what she said,
"Young man, if you don't marry me,
I'll blow off the top of your head.
The burglar looked all around the room
And found no place to scoot.
And thinking of the teeth and the one glass eye,
He said, "By golly, shoot!"
I wonder where Max Hunter and his tape recorder were when my sister Margie performed this for her folklore class at the University of Arkansas in 1973.