Bulldog on the Bank, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, the bulldog on the bank, and the bullfrog in the pool (x3), The bulldog called the bullfrog a green old water fool." Animals interact, with unusual results: A snapper catches the bullfrog's paw; a monkey gives an owl ink to drink; etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1887 (College Songs)
KEYWORDS: nonballad humorous animal
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Heart-Songs, p. 393, "The Bull-Dog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 399, "The Bullfrog On The Bank" (1 text)
Pankake/Pankake-PrairieHomeCompanionFolkSongBook, p. 47, "The Bulldog and the Bullfrog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Rodeheaver-SociabilitySongs, p. 49, "The Bull Dog" (1 text, 1 tune, an elaborate two-part arrangementwhich is not to the tune of "John Brown's Body")
ADDITIONAL: Henry Randall Waite, _College Songs: A Collection of New and Popular Songs of the American Colleges_, new and enlarged edition, Oliver Ditson & Co., 1887, p. 76, "The Bull-Dog" (1 text, 1 tune) (part 3, pp. 48-49 in the 1876 edition)

ST FSWB399B (Partial)
Roud #15368
cf. "John Brown's Body" (tune & meter) and references there
File: FSWB399B

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