Old Lead (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John II)
DESCRIPTION: "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Killed Old Lead and home he run, Old Lead was eat, and John was beat, And Mary ran bawling down the street." How a drifter named John killed a tree dog named "Old Lead" and was punished for it
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: animal death
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 76, (no title) (1 fragment)
cf. Baring-Gould-MotherGoose p. 221, note 74 "(Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)"
cf. "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (I)" (lyrics)
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