DESCRIPTION: "Well I walked around the corner and I walked around the block And I walked right into a doughnut shop. And I picked up a doughnut And I handed the lady a five cent piece." The nickel has a hole and is worthless. “There’s a hole in my donut, too."
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Rodeheaver-SociabilitySongs)
KEYWORDS: food trick money campsong
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Rodeheaver-SociabilitySongs, p. 125, "Doughnut Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, pp. 96, 489, 491, "Doughnut"/"Doughnut Song" (notes only)
cf. "Turkey in the Straw" (tune)
NOTES [41 words]: This often occurs as part of "Turkey in the Straw," with which it shares a tune, so there is no sharp dividing line. You'll have to decide which song goes where; this entry is intended specifically for the verse(s) about the doughnut/donut. - RBW
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