Cobbler (III), The

DESCRIPTION: "Walking up and down one day, I peeped in a window over the way. Pushing his needle through and through, There sat a cobbler making a shoe. Rap-a-tap-tap-tap, ticky-tacky-too, This is the way to make a shoe."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: work nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 149, "The Cobbler" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 149, "The Cobbler" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

Roud #15884
cf. "Ticky-Tack-Too" ("Tic Tac Toe" lyric)
cf. "Rick Rick Toe" ("Tic Tac Toe" lyric)
cf. "Tic-Tac" ("Tic Tac Toe" lyric)
NOTES [28 words]: I have the funny feeling that this is a scrap of a bawdy song, along the lines of "The Shoemaker's Kiss," but the fragment in Brown is clean -- and entirely pointless. - RBW
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File: Br3149

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