Kinding Wood (My Name is Dinah from South Carolina)
DESCRIPTION: "My name is Dinah From South Carolina And I'm selling kindling wood to get along." "If you don't believe me, come down to see me, For I'm selling kindling wood to get along." "And won't you buy some, Oh won't you buy some."
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: commerce nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 324, "Kindling Wood" (3 short texts)
BrownSchinhanV 324, "Kindling Wood" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
NOTES: This reads like a street cry, but how many street cries are there from South Carolina? It may be a fragment of a longer ballad, perhaps of an orphan child -- but if so, it has not been located. - RBW
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