Ground Hog

DESCRIPTION: A family goes ground hog hunting, catches one, cooks and eats it with great enjoyment. Almost anything can happen in the process as verses float in and out.
AUTHOR: unknown (credited on the Norris recording to Harold Gray)
KEYWORDS: hunting food humorous animal family
REFERENCES (19 citations):
Randolph 413, "The Ground-Hog Song" (2 texts, 1 tune)
BrownIII 221, "The Ground Hog" (3 texts plus a fragment and indirect mention of 2 more)
BrownSchinhanV 221, "Ground Hog" (5 tunes plus text excerpts)
Wyman-Brockway I, p. 30, "The Ground Hog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Warner 123, "Groundhog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSUSA 8, "Ground Hog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 131, "Groundhog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 271-274, "Groun' Hog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 893-895, "Groun'-Hog" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 231, "The Ground Hog" (1 text, 1 tune)
MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 5-6, "Ground Hog" (1 text)
JHCox 176, "Ground Hog Song" (1 text)
Gainer, pp. 182-183, "Groundhog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Boette, p. 97, "Groundhog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roberts, #86, "Groundhog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Coleman/Bregman, pp. 56-57, "Ground Hog" (1 text, 1 tune)
Pankake-PHCFSB, pp. 56-57, "Groundhot" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 402, "Groundhog" (1 text)

Roud #3125
Almanac Singers, "Ground Hog" (General 5018B, 1941; on Almanac01, Almanac03, AlmanacCD1)
Seena Helms, "Groundhog" (on HandMeDown2)
Stanley Hicks, "Groundhog" (on FarMtns2)
Homer & Jethro, "Groundhog" (King 596, 1947)
Vester Jones, "Groundhog" (on GraysonCarroll1)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Groundhog" (on NLCR16)
Land Norris, "Ground Hog" (OKeh 40096, 1924)
Frank Proffitt, "Groundhog" (on Proffitt03)
Jack Reedy & his Walker Mountain String Band, "Ground Hog" (Brunswick 221, 1928; on CrowTold02, LostProv1)
Pete Seeger, "Ground Hog" (on PeteSeeger07, PeteSeeger07b) (on PeteSeeger08, PeteSeegerCD02)
Doc Watson, Arnold Watson & Gaither Carlton, "Ground Hog" (on Watson01)

File: R413

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