Hannibal Hope

DESCRIPTION: "There was once a moke named Hannibal Hope with a circus, understand"; he played the calliope and rum. When the circus comes to his home in Nashville, his girlfriend Mandy Green attends and praises his musical skills
AUTHOR: Words: John Lowitz and Frank French
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: music courting travel
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, pp. 280-281, "Hannibal Hope" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Peters includes three songs from the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin. He does not offer a reason for including them in a book of folk songs; all are composed and give no evidence of having existed in tradition. - RBW
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File: Pet280

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