Charleston Gals

DESCRIPTION: Floating verses: The terrapin and the toad, the overworked old horse whose owner will tan its hide if it dies, dancing with the girl with the hole in her stocking. Chorus: "Hibo, for Charleston gals, Charleston gals are the gals for me."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: animal death dancing floatingverses
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 88, "Charleston Gals" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scarborough-NegroFS, pp. 162-163, "" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 296-297, "Charleston Gals" (1 text plus some assorted verses)
Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 905-906, "Charleston Gals" (1 text, 1 tune)

ST ScaNF162 (Full)
Roud #12046
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Old Virginny Never Tire" (style)
cf. "Save de Union" (style)
cf. "Bell Tune" ("Danced all night" stanza)
NOTES: This, like "Old Virginny Never Tire" and similar songs, is a pure collection of floating verses with its own chorus. It's hard to know what to do with such things; for the moment, we're splitting them on the basis of the chorus. - RBW
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File: ScaNF162

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