Carried Water for the Elephant

DESCRIPTION: Singer has no money to see the circus; he's told that he can get in free if he carries water for the elephant. He does (although he can't fill it up), gets his ticket and sees the animals in the menagerie, who make appropriate noises
AUTHOR: Probably Leroy Carr
EARLIEST DATE: 1930 (recording, Leroy Carr)
KEYWORDS: poverty work humorous animal
FOUND IN: US
RECORDINGS:
Leroy Carr [& Earl "Scrapper" Blackwell], "Carried Water for the Elephant" (Vocalion 1593, 1931 [rec. 1930]; on CrowTold02)
File: RcCWfTE

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