Dodger, The

DESCRIPTION: Comments on the less-than-honest nature of various professionals: "Oh the (candidate's) a dodger, yes, a well-known dodger, Yes, the (candidate's) a dodger and I'm a dodger too. For we're all dodging... Our way through the world"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: political trick
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Randolph 462, "We're All Dodging" (1 text)
BrownIII 333, "The Dodgers" (1 text, less political than some; candidates are not mentioned)
Lomax-Singing, pp. 289-290, "The Dodger" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 875-876, "The Dodger" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, pp. 24-25, "The Dodger Song" (1 text)

Roud #3758
Almanac Singers, "The Dodger Song" (General 5019B, 1941; on Almanac01, Almanac03, AlmanacCD1)
Neil Morris, "Corn Dodgers" (on LomaxCD1706)

cf. "We're All A-Singing" (lyrics, form)
cf. "We're A' Noddin'" (chorus tune)
cf. "We're A' Cuttin'" (form)
File: R462

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