Mamma's Gone to the Mail Boat
DESCRIPTION: "Bye-o, baby, bye (x2), Mama's gone to the mail boat." "Go to sleepy, baby, bye, Papa's gone...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Lomax-Singing)
KEYWORDS: lullaby mother father
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, p. 94, "Mamma's Gone to the Mail Boat" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Roud lumps this with "All the Pretty Little Horses"/"Go to sleepy, little baby." I don't see it. - RBW
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