Root, Hog, or Die (V)
DESCRIPTION: Minstrel song? "Root, Hog, or Die," with some "Walkin' in the Parlor" verses: "The greatest ole nigger that I eva' did see, Looked like a sick monkey...." "I come from Alabama with a pocketful of news..." Cho: "Chief cook and bottle washer...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Allsopp)
KEYWORDS: cook work nonballad floatingverses food
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2026, p. 136, "Root Hog or Die! No. 2" (5 references)
ADDITIONAL: Fred W. Allsopp, Folklore of Romantic Arkansas, Volume II (1931), p. 161, ("Root, Hog, or Die")
cf. "Root, Hog, or Die" [Laws B21] and references there
cf. "Walkin' in the Parlor" (lyrics)
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