Jolly Neighbor

DESCRIPTION: "A man who has some good peanuts, And giveth his neighbor none" will in turn be given no peanuts when his own run out. "Oh, won't it be joyful... when his good peanuts are gone." Similarly, he will have no joy when he is out of soda crackers or shortcake
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Arnold)
KEYWORDS: food nonballad revenge
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Arnold, p. 71, "Jolly Neighbor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5116
NOTES [24 words]: I would guess that this was a playground song intended to encourage sharing, but Arnold's notes say nothing about the history of the song. - RBW
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File: Arno071

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