States Song, The (What Did Delaware?)

DESCRIPTION: "What did Delaware, boys, what did Delaware, I ask you again as a personal friend, what did...." "She wore a New Jersey, boys...." "What did Iowa, boys,..." "She weighed a Washington...." And so forth, through as many states and puns as possible
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Harbin, _Phunology_, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: wordplay humorous nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 162-163, "What Did Delaware?" (1 text plus some assorted lyrics)
Pankake-PHCFSB, pp. 206-207 "The States Song" (1 text)

Roud #15378
cf. "Ida Ho" (device of using state songs as personal names)
cf. "What Makes the Wild Cat Wild?" (the "personal friend" lyric)
What Did Tennessee?
The Song of States
File: CAFS1162

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