Hey Betty Martin

DESCRIPTION: "Hey Betty Martin, tip-toe, tip-toe, Hey Betty Martin, tip-toe fine." Other verses, if there are any, are usually equally simple and may relate to dancing
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg-TheAmericanSongbag), but clearly older, since a parody appeared in the 1840s
KEYWORDS: dancing nonballad playparty
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Sandburg-TheAmericanSongbag, p. 158, "Hey Betty Martin" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Botkin-TreasuryOfNewEnglandFolklore, pp. 587-588, "Hey, Betty Martin!" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 280, "Hey Betty Martin" (1 text)
Linscott-FolkSongsOfOldNewEngland, p. 85, "High, Betty Martin" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
OneTuneMore, p. 11, "Hey, Betty Martin" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #15418
The Abortive Van Buren Convention ("Pretty little Martin, tiptoe, tiptoe") (Lawrence-MusicForPatriotsPoliticiansAndPresidents, p. 286)
File: San158

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