Who Will Hold My Stovepipe Hat
DESCRIPTION: "Who will hold my (stovepipe hat (3x)), Oh who will hold my stovepipe hat When I am dead and gone?" Who will ("smoke my corncob pipe," "hold my sweetheart's hand")... Nonsense refrain ending "I'm a son-of-a-gun American man"
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Owens-2ed)
KEYWORDS: death nonballad nonsense
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Owens-1ed, pp. 234-235, "Who Will Hold My Stovepipe Hat" (1 text, 1 tune)
Owens-2ed, p. 127, "Who Will Hold My Stovepipe Hat" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [30 words]: Owens-2ed: "This is a parody of the 'Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot' stanzas in 'The Lass of Loch Royal.'" It seems like a parody of something, but I don't know of what. - BS
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