Cannibal King Medley, The
DESCRIPTION: "A cannibal king with a big nose-ring" courts a maid and sings to her under a bamboo tree. "When we are married happy we will be ... under the bamboo tree." "If you'll be M-I-N-E mine ... I'll L-O-V-E love you all the T-I-M-E time"
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: love marriage playparty
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game, pp. 453-454, "The Cannibal King Medley" (1 text)
NOTES [48 words]: Opie-Game: "In 1895 Harry Harndin's comic song 'A Cannibal King' was published (music by Harriet Harndin), and in 1902 Cole and Johnson's 'Under the Bamboo Tree'...survived ... with a third element, 'If you'll be M-I-N-E') as a composite student song known as 'The Cannibal King Medley'." - BS
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