Do, Do, Pity My Case

DESCRIPTION: "Do, do pity my case, In some lady's garden, My clothes to wash when I get home, In some lady's garden." Repeat with substitutions in the third line: "My clothes to iron when I get home," "My floors to scrub," "My bread to bake," etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Newell)
KEYWORDS: work servant
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Newell, #24, "Do, Do, Pity my Case" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-AmFolklr, p. 805, "Do, Do Pity My Case" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST BAF805 (Full)
Roud #11590
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Ransum Scansum" (lyrics)
cf. "The Closet Key" (lyrics)
cf. "In Some Lady's Garden (I)" (lyrics)
cf. "In Some Lady's Garden (II)" (lyrics)
NOTES: There is a whole complex of "In Some Lady's Garden" songs (see the cross-references), many if not most surely related. And many of them seem to be one-shots. Roud lumps some of them and ignores others. But they're different enough that I've split them. This one appears to be by far the most popular. - RBW
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File: BAF805

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