He's Got the Money Too

DESCRIPTION: The singer describes being engaged to someone who is a fine person -- and rich, too: "Oh don't I love my honey, And won't I spend his money? I'm as happy as a flower that sips the morning dew, For I've got a little (feller) and he's got the money too!"
AUTHOR: C. T. Lockwood?
EARLIEST DATE: 1875 (sheet music, LOCSheet, sm1875 03568)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage money
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 299, "I Know a Little Feller" (1 text)
Roud #7827
RECORDINGS:
Uncle Dave Macon, "She's Got the Money Too" (OKeh 45552 [w. Sam McGee], 1931; rec. 1930) (Bluebird 7549, 1938)
BROADSIDES:
LOCSheet, sm1875 03568, "And He's Got the Money Too," Brainard's Sons (Cleveland), 1875
ALTERNATE TITLES:
She's Got the Money Too
I Went Down to New Orleans
NOTES: LOCSheet, sm1875 03568 lists this as by C. T. Lockwood, but it's not clear if he wrote the whole thing, or the tune, or just the arrangement.
Randolph reports his (single-stanza) text as a fragment of a piece called "I Went Down to New Orleans." The recordings I've heard (Macon's and other folk revival versions) don't seem connected -- but that may be a case of Uncle Dave free-associating about the song. - RBW
File: R299

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