My Pigeon Gone Wild
DESCRIPTION: In each verse the singer asks to borrow a bird or pony "that will keep family that's mine"; his own bird or pony has "gone wild in the bush" or "gone wild on his trap" or "gone swimmin in the pool" and is usually "in the neighbor's yard"
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Blind Blake Higgs: see WIHIGGS01)
KEYWORDS: poverty request nonballad animal bird chickens dog horse
FOUND IN: West Indies(Bahamas)
Blind Blake Higgs, "My Pigeon Gone Wild" (on WIHIGGS01)
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