Cat's Got the Measles and the Dog's Got Whooping Cough, The

DESCRIPTION: Floating verses; "Cat's got the measles and the dog's got whooping cough, doggone/Doggone a man let a woman be his boss, doggone my time" "I ain't good looking... but my main occupation's takin' women from their monkey men...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, Walter Smith)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Floating verses; "Cat's got the measles and the dog's got whooping cough, doggone/Doggone a man let a woman be his boss, doggone my time" "I ain't good looking and my teeth don't shine like pearls, doggone..." "...but my main occupation's takin' women from their monkey men, doggone my time"
KEYWORDS: sex bragging floatingverses nonballad
FOUND IN: US
RECORDINGS:
Alabama Sheiks "Lawdy Lawdy Blues" (Victor 23265, 1931)
Papa Charlie Jackson, "The Cat's Got the Measles" (Paramount 12259, 1925)
New Lost City Ramblers, "The Cat's Got the Measles and the Dog's Got Whooping Cough" (NLCR14, NLCRCD2)
Walter "Kid" Smith, "The Cat's Got the Measles and the Dog's Got Whooping Cough" (Gennett 6825/Champion 15772/Supertone 9407 [as by Jerry Jordon], 1929; on GoodForWhatAilsYou)

NOTES: Other than the similarity in title, this song has nothing in common with "Sow Took the Measles", not even enough for a cross-reference. - PJS
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