See How Anansi Tie Tiger

DESCRIPTION: "See how Anansi tie Tiger (3x), Tie him like a hog, Tiger"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (Beckwith-Ballad)
KEYWORDS: trick nonballad animal
FOUND IN: West Indies(Jamaica)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Martha W Beckwith, "The English Ballad in Jamaica: a Note Upon the Origin of the Ballad Form" in _Publications of the Modern Language Association_ [PMLA], Vol. XXXIXI, No. 2 (Jun 1924 (available online by JSTOR)), p. 458, "See How Anansi tie Tiger" (1 text)
NOTES [74 words]: Beckwith: "Old Forbes ended his rehearsal of the familiar [cante fable] Tiger my fader's Riding-Horse with [this] breakdown .... Such a conclusion is an invitation to the audience to get up and dance." See Martha Warren Beckwith and Helen Roberts, Jamaica Anansi Stories (New York: American Folklore Society, 1924 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")) #3, pp. 5-6, 235, "Tiger as Riding-horse," where Forbes does not sing this "breakdown." - BS
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