Round It Up a Heap It Up
DESCRIPTION: Corn-husking song, "Round it up a heap it up a Round it up a corn, A joog-a-loa." "De big owl hoot and cry for his mate, My honey, my love! Oh, don't stay long, oh, don't stay late... It ain't so fur to de goodbye gate."
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: food work
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 201, "Round It Up a Heap It Up" (1 text, plus a "Juba" fragment)
NOTES: The full stanza ("De big owl hoot....") is reported to come from Harris's Uncle Remus and His Friends. The relationship between that text and the traditional song is not clear. - RBW
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