All Ragged and Dirty (Here I Stand All Ragged and Dirty)
DESCRIPTION: "Here I stand all ragged and dirty, If you don't come kiss me I'll run like a turkey." "Here I stand on two little chips, Pray, come kiss my sweet little lips." "Here I stand crooked like a horn, I ain't had no kiss since I've been born."
EARLIEST DATE: 1920 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: courting playparty
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 573, "Here I Stand All Ragged and Dirty" (1 text)
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 137, (no title) (1 fragment)
MHenry-Appalachians, p. 242, (no title) (1 fragment, beginning "Here I stand all black and dirty")
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