DESCRIPTION: "As I went down to the mowin' field Hu-ri tu-ri fod-a-link-a-di-do, As I went down... Fod! As I went down... A big black snake got me by the heel." The injured singer sits down and watches a woodchuck fight a skunk (and complains about the smell)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (recording, Henry King & family)
KEYWORDS: animal nonsense humorous injury dancing fight
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Warner-Eastern, pp. 44-45, "Fod" (1 text)
Lomax-FSNA 213, "Fod" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 222, "Fod" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fuson, p. 159, "A Mighty Maulin'" (twelfth of 12 single-stanza jigs) (1 text, perhaps from this though it's just a loose verse)

ST LoF213 (Full)
Roud #431
Henry King, "Fod!" (AAFS 8)
Henry King & family, "Fod" (AFS 5141 B2, 1941; on LC02)

cf. "(I Can't Be) Satisfied" (words)
cf. "Springfield Mountain" (words)
NOTES: Roud catalogs this as a version of Springfield Mountain. Oy. (Admittedly Warner-Eastern thinks it's a lost ending of "Springfield Mountain.")
I stuck Fuson's single stanza ("As I went down to my old field, I heard a mighty maulin'; The seed-ticks was a-splittin' rails, The chiggers was a-haulin'") here because it sounds like it might be a loose verse of something similar, and because there is nothing else much like it. Roud gives it its own number, 16395, but it's probably a floating verse from something. - RBW
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