There's A Man Going Round Taking Names

DESCRIPTION: "There's a man going round taking names (x2), And he took my mother's name, And he left my heart in pain, There's a man going round taking names." Similarly with father, sister, brother, etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: family death
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Sandburg, p. 447, "Man Goin' Roun'" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Randolph 606, "The Angel of Death" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-ABFS, p. 591, "Man Goin' Round" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 56, "There's A Man Goin' 'Round Takin' Names" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Moses Asch and Alan Lomax, Editors, _The Leadbelly Songbook_, Oak, 1962, p. 28, "There's A Man Goin' 'Round Takin' Names" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #7548
RECORDINGS:
Carolina Tar Heels, "There's A Man Goin' Round Takin' Names" (Victor V-40053, 1929, rec. 1928)
G. B. Grayson & Henry Whitter, "There's a Man Going 'Round Taking Names" (Victor, unissued, 1928)
Paul Robeson, "Dere's a Man Goin' Round Takin' Names" (HMV[UK]8637/Victor 25809, 1937)
Kenneth Spencer, "There's a Man Goin' Roun' Takin' Names" (Sonora 1119, n.d.)
Joshua White, "There's a Man Going Around Taking Names" (Melotone 12861, 1933/Conqueror 8271, 1934)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Tanneray" (structure)
File: San447

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