Bob Vail Was a Butcher Boy
DESCRIPTION: Bob Vail is a butcher who would "rather fight than eat." He is bald on top and uses marrow to grease his hair. He courts Codfish Lize. When he asks her to marry "Her teeth fell out and she lost her wig"
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Creighton-SNewBrunswick)
KEYWORDS: courting humorous hair
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 67, "Bob Vail Was a Butcher Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST CrSNB067 (Partial)
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