Doughnut Song

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."
AUTHOR: unknown
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)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
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
Last updated in version 6.3
File: ACSF096D

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2022 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.