Dog-Catcher's Child, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh the moon shines tnight on the river, But not on the dog-catcher's child, FOr he fed her some raw liver, And raw meat makes dog-people wild. Now he sits all alone in his mansion, The soup dribbles over his vest... she sleeps in the alley by request."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (Shay-Barroom)
KEYWORDS: death father food dog
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shay-Barroom, pp. 176-177, "The Dog-Catcher's Child" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9604
NOTES: I feel as if this is based on "The Banks of the Wabash." Proof I have none. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.2
File: SBar176

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.