Walk Tom Wilson

DESCRIPTION: "Old Tom WIlson, he had him a horse, His legs so long he couldn't get across." "Walk, Tom Wilson, get out o' the way! Walk, Tom Wilson, don't wait all the day!" The various verses relate Wilson's improbable exploits
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1949 (Talley)
KEYWORDS: talltale animal horse
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Boswell/Wolfe 81, pp. 130-132, "Walk, Tom Wilson" (1 text, 1 tune, about half "Old Dan Tucker" and half "Walk Tom Wilson," with probably a few other stray elements as well)
Arnold, pp. 30-31, "Walk Tom Walker" (1 text, 1 tune)
Browne 128, "Tom Wilson" (1 short text)

Roud #11014
NOTES [82 words]: Many of the versions of this seem to mix freely with "Old Dan Tucker" -- hardly surprising, given that the names have the same scansion and both are talltale songs. Plus Arnold's informant says it's primarily a banjo song, which means the the lyrics aren't very important anyway.
Browne's text is a single verse about Tom Wilson getting hit with a snowball. It could certainly belong to some other piece. But since it uses the "Tom Wilson" name, I have filed it here; Roud does the same. - RBW
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