It's Almost Day
DESCRIPTION: "Chickens crow for midnight and it's almost day (x2)" ""Christmas is a-coming and it's almost day." "Santa Claus is coming...." "Turkey's in the oven...." "I thought I heard my mother say...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1949 (recording, Lead Belly)
KEYWORDS: Christmas food nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-FSWB, p. 373, "It's Almost Day" (1 text)
NOTES: This is about as silly as a song can be -- but the tune is good, and it's easy to improvise six-syllable lines with no rhyme for any occasion. There may even be some ballad-like versions out there. - RBW
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