Build a Brick House

DESCRIPTION: "I went down town to build a brick house, To get a pail of water, Threw one arm around the old man, The other around his daughter. Fare you well, my darling girl...." "I went down town to build a brick house... Every room... Was lined with punkin pie."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (McIntosh)
KEYWORDS: home food travel floatingverses playparty
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McIntosh, pp. 74-75, "Build a Brick House" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #14050
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Old Joe Clark" (lyrics)
NOTES [44 words]: I suspect this is a broken-off fragment of something else, very likely "Old Joe Clark" (they share some lyrics) but the extraordinarily simple tune (a quadritonic -- only notes are do, re, me, sol) is not "Old Joe Clark," so I've very tentatively split them. - RBW
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File: McIn074

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