Hop Head

DESCRIPTION: "Around a hop layout three dope fiends lay." One dreams of millions of herds, ships, coins, wives. One thinks he owns a gold mine. One thinks he is king of the "Isle of Poppies." They end up in prison, the army, or elsewhere
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Shay-Barroom)
KEYWORDS: drugs dream prison
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 126-127, "Oh, in the Morning" (1 text, 1 tune)
Shay-Barroom, p. 143, "Hop Head" (1 text)

Roud #9542
NOTES [64 words]: Spaeth's and Shay's texts are different in their plots -- Spaeth's has the three hop-heads actually go to the police station and end up in prison; Shay's is a list of places the hop-head has visited. But both involve mention of a million nickels and dimes, and hop, and neither seems common; it doesn't seem worthwhile to split them, given that they have at least cross-fertilized. - RBW
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