Paw-Paw Patch, The

DESCRIPTION: Playparty, with lyrics such as "Where oh where is pretty little (Susie/Liza/Nellie) (x3)? Way down yonder in the paw-paw patch." "Pickin' up paw-paws, puttin' 'em in her pockets." "Come along, boys, and let's go see her...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Wolford)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad courting
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW,SE,So)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Wolford, pp. 101-102=WolfordRev, pp. 205-206, "Way Down in the Paw Paw Patch" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 553, "Paw-Paw Peeling" (1 text plus a fragment, 1 tune)
MOrris, #115, "The Pawpaw Patch" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 46, "The Paw-Paw Patch" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 391, "Paw-Paw Patch" (1 text)

Roud #5038
RECORDINGS:
Group of children, "The Paw Paw Patch" (on JThomas01)
Pete Seeger, "Paw Paw Patch" (on PeteSeeger22)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Where Is Old Elijah? (The Hebrew Children)" (tune & meter)
cf. "Going to Boston" (lyrics)
File: R553

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