Don't Go in Them Lion's Cage Tonight Mother

DESCRIPTION: "A lady once had a lovely daughter, The lady was an actress on the stage" who performed with lions. One day the daughter warns her mother not to perform, but the mother is attacked by a lion. A young man rescues the mother; he marries the daughter
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Shay-Barroom)
KEYWORDS: animal warning mother children marriage humorous
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Warner-Eastern, pp. 32-33, "The Lion's Cage" (1 text, 1 tune)
Shay-Barroom, pp. 100-101, "Don't Go in them Lion's Cage Tonight, Mother" (1 text)

Roud #9629
Don't Go in Them Lion's Cage Tonight Mother
NOTES [61 words]: Sort of a combination of "The Dream of the Miner's Child" and "The Lady of Carlisle" [Laws O25]. I suspect it's derived from one or the other, but I don't know which.
SIgmund Spaeth, A History of Popular Music in America p. 351, calls this a turn of the century "burlesque... which John Gilroy and E. Ray Goetz interpolated in the Blue Moon of Paul Rubens." - RBW
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