Mary Had a William Goat

DESCRIPTION: "Mary had a William goat, William goat, William goat, Mary had a William goat, Its stomach lined with zinc." "One day it ate an oyster can... And a clothesline full of shirts." "The shirts can do no harm inside... But the oyster can."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: parody animal food derivative
FOUND IN: US Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sandburg, pp. 336-337, "Mary Had a William Goat" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Peacock, p. 19, "Mary Had a William Goat" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #4567
RECORDINGS:
Joshua Osborne, "Mary Had a William Goat" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Mary Had a Little Lamb" (tune & meter)
File: San336

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