Nurse Pinched the Baby, The

DESCRIPTION: When the nurse pinches the baby, "Mother [goes] down to the beer saloon to pray." When she catches "the rage from Doctor Dye-O," the same thing happens
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Eddy)
KEYWORDS: drink baby humorous
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Eddy 137, "The Nurse Pinched the Baby" (1 short text, 1 tune)
ST E137 (Full)
Roud #5337
NOTES: Agnes Amelia Ransom Burton (died 1969) reported that she learned this song from her father before 1900, which is the earliest mention of the song from tradition. Although it isn't very evident from Eddy's fragment, it appears to be a mock temperance song. - RBW
File: E137

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