Great Grand-dad

DESCRIPTION: "Great grand-dad when the West was young, Barred his door with a wagon tongue." He raised 21 boys without any trouble -- but now there's a great-grandson, and of course youth being what it is, *that* one gives trouble
AUTHOR: Lowell Otus Reese
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Saturday Evening Post)
KEYWORDS: father children family
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Randolph 482, "Great Grand-dad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 266, "Great Granddad" (1 text)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore4 266, "Great Granddad" (1 excerpt, 1 tune)
Larkin-SingingCowboy, pp. 83-85, "Great Grand-dad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Coleman/Bregman-SongsOfAmericanFolks, pp. 24-25, "Great-Granddad" (1 text, 1 tune, apparently the version sung by Tex Ritter)
ADDITIONAL: John I. White, _Git Along, Little Dogies: Songs and Songmakers of the American West_, 1975 (page references are to the 1989 University of Illinois Press edition), pp. 176-182, "Great Grandad" (1 text, 1 tune, plus a history of the song)

Roud #4446
John White, "Great Grand Dad" (Domino 4440, c. 1929; on MakeMe)
cf. "Old Grandma"
NOTES [16 words]: You mean it isn't just the current generation of old people who complain about the young? :-) - RBW
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File: R483

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