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
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
cf. "Watermelon on the Vine" (theme)
File: Br3465

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