Dog in the Wood
DESCRIPTION: "Dog in the wood, Barking at the squirrel; My true love Is as good as the worl'." "Mr. Banks, he loves sugar and tea, Mr. Banks, he loves candy...." "Dog in the wood, Barking at the squirrel."
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: hunting animal playparty
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scarborough-NegroFS, pp. 133-134, (no title) (1 text)
ST ScNF133A (Partial)
cf. "Sugar and Tea" (lyrics)
NOTES: This shares a chorus with the song I've indexed as "Sugar and Tea," but the verses are so distinct (this is a hunting song, that a courting song) that I've tentatively split them. It appears (due to an abrupt change in stanza form) that Scarborough's text may be a mixture anyway. - RBW
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