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
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shay-Barroom, pp. 176-177, "The Dog-Catcher's Child" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9604
NOTES [13 words]: I feel as if this is based on "The Banks of the Wabash." Proof I have none. - RBW
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