“I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1921 (Brown)
Keywords: animal money hardtimes floatingverses dancetune
Found in: US(SE,So)

Description

"I wish I (was/were) a mole in the ground (x2), If I was a mole in the ground, I'd root that mountain down...." The singer complains of Kempy's expensive tastes and his troubles with drink and/or the law. He may wish to be other things.

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References

  1. BrownIII 173, "Mole In the Ground" (1 text)
  2. Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 900-901, "I Wish I Wuz a Mole in the Ground" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Courlander-NFM, p. 144, "(I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground)" (1 text)
  4. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 152-153, "I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Silber-FSWB, p. 394, "Mole In The Ground" (1 text)
  6. DT, WISHMOLE*
  7. Roud #4957
  8. BI, BAF900