Hop Along Sister Mary (II)

DESCRIPTION: "There was a man named Rosenthal, Who bought a goat some time next fall. He did not buy it for his kid, But bought it for himself instead. Hop along, Sister Mary, hop along..." Bill Johnson's wife leaves him for inadequacy. Married life is long and hard
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: humorous animal husband wife abandonment
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric 176, "Hop Along, Sister Mary" (1 text)
Roud #11365
cf. "Hop Along Sister Mary (I)" (chorus)
NOTES [67 words]: Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric thinks this probably composite, the chorus being from a popular song (in fact extant in the Index under this title, from the Brown collection) and the verses deriving from perhaps two other lost songs. I think he's right, but the other components either have been lost or are too short to recognize in Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric's form. See, however, "Hop Along Sister Mary (I)." - RBW
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