Jolly Old Roger

DESCRIPTION: "Oh there never was yet a boy or man Who better could mend a kettle or pan, A bucket, a dipper, a skillet or can, Than jolly old Roger the tinker man." Roger lives in New Amsterdam; the song describes the funny old man
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Flanders and Brown)
KEYWORDS: tinker work
REFERENCES (6 citations):
Randolph 496, "Roger the Tinker Man" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Brewster-BalladsAndSongsOfIndiana 74, "Johnnie O'Rogers" (1 text)
Flanders/Brown-VermontFolkSongsAndBallads, pp. 171-173, "Jolly Old Roger" (1 text, 1 tune)
Linscott-FolkSongsOfOldNewEngland, pp. 222-224, "Jolly Old Roger" (1 text, 1 tune)
Boette-SingaHipsyDoodle, p. 111, "Tinker Man" (1 short text, 1 tune)
cf. Gardner/Chickering-BalladsAndSongsOfSouthernMichigan, p. 480, "Jolly Old Roger" (source notes only)

ST R496 (Partial)
Roud #3733
File: R496

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