DESCRIPTION: "Hambone hambone where've you been... Round the world and back again." "Hambone hambone where'd you stay... Met a pretty girl couldn't get away." "Mother bought me a billy goat... If that billy goat don't butt... Momma's going to beat my rusty butt."
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish)
KEYWORDS: nonballad playparty
FOUND IN: US(MW,SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Parrish, pp. 114-116, "Ham Bone Ham Bone" (1 text)
The Phillips Wonders,"Hambone" (on "Art of Field Recording Volume I," Dust-to-Digital CD DTD-08, 2007; recorded 1976 in Iowa)
NOTES: Each line is followed by a line of clapping. - BS
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