Jemima's Goat

DESCRIPTION: Jemima lives in Port aux Basques but roams about raiding cabbage patches. When she raids Jim Bruiser's garden, Jim sends the bill to Mr. Britten for damages. Jemima asks Britten to hide her, else Bruiser will have her put in jail.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: rambling prison punishment food humorous animal
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Roud #18215
RECORDINGS:
Mrs. Peter Mushrow, "Jemima's Goat" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES: I believe the title should be "Jemima Goat," or just "Jemima," though you don't learn till almost the end of the song that Jemima is, in fact, Mr. Britten's goat. - BS
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