DESCRIPTION: Various animals are asked about their characteristics, e.g. "Muskrat, muskrat, what makes you smell so bad? I've been in the bottom all my life Till I'm mortified in my head." "Rattlesnake, rattlesnake, what makes your teeth so white?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (recording, Land Norris)
KEYWORDS: animal questions dialog nonballad
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lomax-FSNA 83, "Rattlesnake" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 394, "Muskrat" (1 text)
Land Norris, "Muskrat" (OKeh 40404, 1925)
cf. "Mister Rabbit" (theme)
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