Louse Song

DESCRIPTION: "Greasy wops and Yankey boys, they all lay own to rest, They flop their tails on lousy straw and the cooties begin the quest. They'll bite you, boys, they'll bite you." The soldiers hunt lice on trains to the front. The lice won't stop while they live
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Niles/Moore)
KEYWORDS: soldier bug
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Niles/Moore, pp. 35-36, "Louse Song" (1 short text, tune referenced)
cf. "The Son of a Gambolier" (tune & meter) and references there
File: NiM033

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