Trottin' Song

DESCRIPTION: First song: "Here me goes, here me goes, Going downtown to get my old shoes lined and bound. Old hare hip and old hare and old hare eat my turnip top." Second song: "Here me goes... Goin' down to grandpa's some grapes... and bring my pa two apples"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Arnold)
KEYWORDS: food animal nonballad father clothes
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Arnold, p. 35, "Trottin' Song [1]" and "Trottin' Song [2]" (2 short texts, 2 tunes)
Roud #16315
NOTES [57 words]: Arnold reports these as two different songs -- and they do have different tunes, and even different time signatures. But they start with the same line, and have the same sort of feel; until and unless something shows up to distinguish them, I am lumping them. "Trotting" refers not to a means of locomotion but "trotting a baby to sleep." - RBW
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