Story the Crow Told Me, The
DESCRIPTION: Nonsense verses, supposedly told by a crow. "I bought me a suit of union underwear... I couldn't get it off 'cause I lost the combination", "My gal took sick the other day... I bought her a corset... She's in better shape now than she was before"
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (recording, Carolina Buddies)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonsense animal bird
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 163, "The Story the Crow Told Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
Carolina Buddies, "The Story That the Crow Told Me" (Columbia 15641-D, 1931; rec. 1930; on CrowTold01)
New Lost City Ramblers, "The Story that the Crow Told Me" (on NLCR04, NLCR11)
cf. "I'm Going Away in the Morn" (floating lyrics)
NOTES [8 words]: This is almost certainly from minstrel sources. - PJS
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