I'll Name the Boy Dennis, Or No Name At All

DESCRIPTION: "I'm bothered, yes, I'm bothered, completely perplexed, I'm the father of a little boy, I'm not happy but I'm vexed." Everyone in his immense family wants to give the child a different name. He puts his foot down for the name Dennis.
AUTHOR: Words: Fred Hatfield / Music: J. Small
EARLIEST DATE: 1880 (copyright on a sheet music arrangement by Jos. Schwenseck [?])
KEYWORDS: humorous baby wordplay
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dean, pp. 34-35, "Name the Boy Dennis Or No Name At All" (1 text)
Roud #6658
File: Dean034

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