Did You Ever, Ever, Ever

DESCRIPTION: "Did you ever, ever, ever In your leaf, life, loaf, See the deevil, divil, dovol, Kiss his weef, wife, woaf? No I never, never, never In my leaf, life, loaf, Saw the deevil, divil, dovol, Kiss his weef, wife, woaf."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1880 (McCollum and Porter)
KEYWORDS: devil nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Sandburg, p. 329, "Did You Ever, Ever, Ever" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Opie-Game 139, "Have You Ever Ever Ever?" (2 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Catharine Ann McCollum and Kenneth Wiggins Porter, "Winter Evenings in Iowa, 1873-1880" in The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. LVI, No. 220 (Apr 1943 (available online by JSTOR)), p. 103 ("Did you ever ever ever") (1 text)

Roud #4253
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Oh, Mister Revel" (theme)
NOTES: Roud has Opie-Game as #18989. - BS
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