Dehorn Song, The

DESCRIPTION: "The dehorn's nose is deepest red, The one bright spot on his empty head, To get his booze he begs and steals." The "dehorn" is lazy and incapable of seeing what he should do -- which is to join the union and get his rights
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (collected from Louis Gracey, according to Coffin & Cohen)
KEYWORDS: labor-movement drink
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Tristram P. Coffin and Hennig Cohen, _Folklore in America: Tales, Songs, Superstitions, Proverbs, Riddles, Games, Folk Drama and Folk Festivals_, Doubleday, 1966, p. 99, "The Dehorn Song" (1 text)
File: CoCo099

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