Song about Snowball

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, Mammy, Mammy, tell me, Oh, tell me, Mammy mine, Why do the white folks' chillun Call me snowball all the time? My daddy calls me sugar plum, My mammy calls me precious one, And Mammy, Mammy, it's a shame, 'Cause Snowball ain't my name."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Arnold)
KEYWORDS: Black(s) mother children
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Arnold, "Song about Snowball" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Roud #16285
NOTES [26 words]: Arnold's notes don't explain it, but I assume this is the song of a Black child being taunted by racist Whites. As such, it strikes me as highly effective. - RBW
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File: Arno102

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