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."
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Arnold)
KEYWORDS: Black(s) mother children
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Arnold, "Song about Snowball" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES: 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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