Some Do Like the Tortoise-Shell
DESCRIPTION: Lullaby about cats: some like tortoise-shell, some white and some grey. The singer's favorite is "the old black cat." There is the obligatory "sleep, baby buntin'"
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (GreigDuncan8)
KEYWORDS: lullaby animal baby
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig #159, p. 2, ("Some do like the tortoise-shell") (1 text)
GreigDuncan8 1553, "Some Do Like the Tortoise-Shell" (1 text)
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