Beaver Cap, The
DESCRIPTION: "I went to town the other day To buy myself a hat, sir, I picked upon this beaver cap, With bill so broad and flat, sir." The song may detail the exploits of the boy with the cap -- e.g. letting a hen roost in it, throwing the eggs at his mother, etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1920 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: clothes commerce bird
FOUND IN: US(Ap,So)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Belden, p. 435, "The Beaver Cap" (1 text)
Randolph 355, "The Beaver Cap" (1 text, 1 tune)
Moore-Southwest 183, "The Beaver Cap" (1 text, 1 tune)
MHenry-Appalachians, p. 32, "Flat Bill Beaver Cap" (1 text)
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