DESCRIPTION: "For her I'd leave Virginia, I'd leave my Mary Land, I'd part with Mrs. Sippi, That widow, fair and bland. I'd leave Louisa Anna, and other Annas, too." "I'd give them all the go-by And stick to Ida Ho." "I like her breezy manners And her honest ways."
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Idaho Lore, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: home patriotic nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, p 587, "Ida Ho" (1 text)
cf. "The States Song (What Did Delaware?)" (device of using state songs as personal names)
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