Daddy Shot a Bear
DESCRIPTION: "Daddy shot a bear, Daddy shot a bear, Shot him (in the stern/through the keyhole) And never touched a hair."
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (collected from Annie Brewer)
KEYWORDS: animal death humorous lullaby
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, p. 95, "Daddy Shot a Bear" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Old Moke Pickin' on the Banjo (Song of the Pinewoods)" (lyrics)
NOTES [41 words]: Every word of this is found in "Old Moke Pickin' on the Banjo (Song of the Pinewoods)" -- but since that has a plot (at least sometimes), and this is listed by the Lomaxes as a lullaby, I decided, very tentatively, to follow Roud and split them. - RBW
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