DESCRIPTION: "Dis mornin' I get up and puts on my Sunday clothes, and down de street I goes. I meets old Brother Mose; He hits men on my nose, And dat's all I knows."
EARLIEST DATE: 1919 (BrownSchinhanV)
KEYWORDS: fight clothes
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownSchinhanV 739, "Dis Morning" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES [45 words]: The description is based on the BrownSchinhanV fragment. The informant said he heard it at a minstrel show, which I readily believe; this sounds like a part of a skit in which a member of the troupe is having to explain to a policeman how an altercation came about. - RBW
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