DESCRIPTION: "Shoot that turkey buzzard Come flopping down the hollow (x2)." "Shoot old Davy Dugger dead; He eat my meat and stole my bread." "Shoot old Davy Dugger, Take his wife and hug her." "Oh, that girl with the blue dress on, She stole my heart..."
EARLIEST DATE: 1915 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: bird death hunting nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
BrownIII 105, "Turkey Buzzard" (1 text plus 2 fragments which may or may not be related)
BrownSchinhanV 105, "Turkey Buzzard" (2 tunes plus text excerpts)
Rosenbaum, pp. 168-169, "Shoot the Turkey Buzzard" (1 text, 1 tune)
JonesLunsford, p. 247, "Turkey Buzzard" (1 tune, possibly this)
Chancey Bros., "Shoot That Turkey Buzzard" (on FolkVisions2)
J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers, "Shoot the Turkey Buzzard" (King 819, 1949)
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