Toots and Ronald
DESCRIPTION: "Toots an Ronald a walk a road, No gie dem water to drink, If you gie dem water to drink a you yard, Lie go lef a you door"
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Elder-Tobago)
KEYWORDS: accusation warning nonballad Caribbean
FOUND IN: West Indies(Tobago)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Elder-Tobago 27, "Toots and Ronald" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [46 words]: Elder-Tobago: "Toots an' Ronald are really imaginary names for two culprits about whom the song casts derisive remarks. They seem to be brother and sister, both of them such notorious liars that ... if you allow them to pass through your yard, lies will remain on your door." - BS
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