Mamma's Goin' to Buy Him a Little Lap Dog (Come Up Horsie)
DESCRIPTION: Lullaby: "Mama's goin' to buy him a little lap dog/Put him in his lap when she goes off...Go to sleep and don't you cry/Mamma's goin' to buy you some apple pie" Cho: "Come up horsie, hey hey (2x)"
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (recording, Vera Hall Ward)
KEYWORDS: food lullaby nonballad animal dog horse
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Arnold, p. 152, "Little Lap Dog" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Vera Hall Ward, "Mamma's Goin' to Buy Him a Little Lap Dog" (on NFMAla1)
cf. "Hush, Little Baby" (theme, lyrics)
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