Marrowbone Itch, The

DESCRIPTION: "Look out, boys, better watch your hands, Joe's got the itch... That marrowbone itch is a-killing me." "That marrowbone itch... You have to scratch it day and night." It makes the hands crack; many people have caught it
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (Lomax-Singing)
KEYWORDS: disease nonballad
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 110-111, "The Marrowbone Itch" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15605
File: LxSi110

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