DESCRIPTION: "Funniest thing that ever I seen Was a tom cat stitchin' on a sewin' machine! O-ho, my baby, take a-one on me!" "Sewed so easy and he sewed so slow, Took ninety-nine stitches on the tom-cat's toe, O-ho, my baby...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: animal technology
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 91, "Tom Cat" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST ScaNF091 (Full)
cf. "Take a Whiff on Me" (lyrics, form)
NOTES: Presumably from the same roots as "Take a Whiff On Me" or something like it. With only two verses, I can't really tell if it's a separate song or not -- but we're splitters, so we file it as if it is. - RBW
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