“All Ragged and Dirty (Here I Stand All Ragged and Dirty)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1920 (Randolph)
Keywords: courting playparty
Found in: US(So)


"Here I stand all ragged and dirty, If you don't come kiss me I'll run like a turkey." "Here I stand on two little chips, Pray, come kiss my sweet little lips." "Here I stand crooked like a horn, I ain't had no kiss since I've been born."


  1. Randolph 573, "Here I Stand All Ragged and Dirty" (1 text)
  2. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 137, (no title) (1 fragment)
  3. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 242, (no title) (1 fragment, beginning "Here I stand all black and dirty")
  4. Roud #7663
  5. BI, R573