Are You a Hood-a-lum
DESCRIPTION: "I came to town the other day about a week or more," and is asked, "Are you a Hood-a-lum?" The singer is constantly harassed as a "Hood-a-lum." The girls reject him and he is barred from social gatherings. He thinks others are "Hood-a-lums."
EARLIEST DATE: 1872 (manuscript newsletter, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: wordplay rejection
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 609-610, "Are You a Hood-a-lum" (1 text)
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