Jockey Hat and Feather

DESCRIPTION: "As I was walking out one day A-thinking of the weather I saw a pair of roguish eyes 'Neath a hat and feather." The girl asks how the singer likes her hat. He likes it (or her?) very much. She leaves; he misses her, and dreams of the hat
AUTHOR: Fred Wilson and W. H. Brockway
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Randolph); 19C (Wolf)
KEYWORDS: clothes dream loneliness separation
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 490, "Jockey Hat and Feather" (1 text)
Gilbert, p. 59, "Jockey Hat and Feather" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1120, p. 76, "The Jockey Hat and Feather" (5 references)

Roud #7586
NOTES: Spaeth (A History of Popular Music in America, p. 173) says that this was "one of a large group of songs [in the 1860s] that discussed details of feminine attire," but mentions only this and "Tassels on Her Boots."
According to the broadside descriptions on p. 76 of Edwin Wolf 2nd, American Song Sheets, Slip Ballads, and Political Broadsides 1850-1870, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1963, this was sung by Ben Cotton and by "W. N. Smith, the great bone-player, of Bailey's Circus." - RBW
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