DESCRIPTION: "Dr. Jones is a good man, a good man, a good man, Dr. Jones is a good man, he'll help whoever he can." "Ladies and gentlemen, sail around... and kiss just who you please." "Spider in the dumpling... Roll around and roll."
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad doctor
FOUND IN: US(Ap,SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 90, "Doctor Jones" (1 text)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 90, "Doctor Jones" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Sharp-EnglishFolkSongsFromSouthernAppalachians 256, "Old Doc Jones" (1 text, 1 tune)
Darling-NewAmericanSongster, pp. 250, "Old Doc Jones" (1 fragment, probably this though it might be a distorted version of "Sail Away Ladies")
Logan English, "Old Doc Jones" (on LEnglish01)
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