There Was a Watermelon

DESCRIPTION: "There was a watermelon, A-growing in the garden, And in the garden wall there was a hole. A skinny little nigger Said if he's a little bigger, He'd climb over the garden wall. He's sneak up like a rabbit, And then he'd grab it...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: food thief
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 465, "There Was a Watermelon" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 465, "There Was a Watermelon" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

Roud #11798
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Watermelon on the Vine" (theme)
File: Br3465

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.