Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts

DESCRIPTION: "Great (big) gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts...." The singer lists a variety of available non-delicacies, and laments, "And me without a spoon."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (NorthCarolinaFolkloreJournal)
KEYWORDS: food parody campsong
REFERENCES (5 citations):
NorthCarolinaFolkloreJournal, Gloria Dickens, "Childhood Songs from North Carolina" Vol. XXI, No. 1 (Apr 1973), p.5, "(Great, green gobs of greasy, grimy gopher guts)" (1 text)
Pankake/Pankake-PrairieHomeCompanionFolkSongBook, p. 133, "Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts" (1 text, tune referenced)
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, pp. 103, 164, "Great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts"/"Great big gobs" (notes only)
JournalOfAmericanFolklore, Jay Mechling, "Magic of the Boy Scout Campfire," Volume 93, Number 367 (Jan-Mar 1980), p. 39, "Gopher Guts" (1 text, tune referenced)

cf. "The Old Gray Mare (I) (The Old Gray Horse; The Little Black Bull)" (tune)
NOTES [14 words]: People swear this is a folk song. I haven't heard it, but I can't prove them wrong. - RBW
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