Jonah Fishing for a Whale
DESCRIPTION: "Cheer up, cheer up, my lively lads, Don't let your spirits fall; For Jonah's down in Sampson pond A-fishin' for a whale." "And when he ain't a-whaling, He's at some other fun, Down in the swamp a-cuttin' reeds To string his whales upon."
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 184, "Jonah Fishing for a Whale" (1 text)
NOTES [36 words]: Needless to say, this has nothing to do with the Biblical account of Jonah and the fish. Frankly, it sounds like a bunch of kids making fun of a poor foolish kid who doesn't know what a whale is or how to catch one. - RBW
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