Simple Little Nancy Brown
DESCRIPTION: Various girls go out, get in trouble, and find unexpected solutions. Example: "They went walking by the beach, Went in swimming, got out of reach; She lost her socks and evr'thing, So what d'ye suppose she came home in... She came home in the twilight."
EARLIEST DATE: 1905
KEYWORDS: humorous nonsense wordplay
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
FSCatskills 149, "Simple Little Nancy Brown" (1 text plus assorted excerpts, 1 tune)
ST FSC149 (Partial)
NOTES: According to Cazden et al, this is an updated version, with new tune, chorus, and plot twists, of a piece published in 1905 as "Fol de Rol Dol." - RBW
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