Roll Call Songs

DESCRIPTION: "There is Daniel Robb and Milly, Thomas Boswell, Jackson's Billy...." Or "Painter's Jake and Lawyer's Joe, Pat and Jack and Ervino...." The song, which obviously varies from school to school, lists and counts off the students in a particular class
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Stout); versions supposedly date back to 1865
KEYWORDS: nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Stout 103, pp. 127-133, "Early Iowa School Songs" (11 texts, of which the "C" and "D" texts are this song type)
Roud #21645 and 21646
File: Stou103C

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