Jim Greene of Tennessee

DESCRIPTION: "Jim Green was supposed to be The bravest man in Tennessee." When the circus comes to town, offering $100 to someone who leads the lion, Jim turns it down, Greene declares that he doesn't need eduction to determine, "I ain't gonne lead no lions around."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (collected from Dr. Edward J. Rees by Boswell; the gimmick is older)
KEYWORDS: animal humorous money
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Wolfe/Boswell-FolkSongsOfMiddleTennessee 52, pp. 89-90, "Jim Greene of Tennessee" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #11026
File: BosWo052

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