Old Lady Come from Booster

DESCRIPTION: "Old lady came from Booster, She had two hens and a rooster, The rooster died, toe old lady cried, She couldn't get eggs like she used to." "Ranky tanky, button my shoe." "Pain in my head, ranky tanky; Pain in my shoulder... Pain all over me, ranky tanky"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Carawan/Carawan)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad chickens
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Carawan/Carawan, p. 113, "Old Lady Come from Booster" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: _Sing Out_ magazine, Volume 22, #2 (1973), p, 27, "Old Lady Come from Booster" (1 text, 1 tune, the Johns Island version)

Mabel Hillery, Janie Hunter and her grandchildren, "Old Lady Come from Booster" (on JohnsIsland1)
Janie Hunter, Mary Pinckney, and their children, "Old Lady Come from Booster" (on BeenStorm1)

File: SOv22v2b

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