“My Mammy Stoled a Cow”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: dancetune theft animal
Found in: US

Description

"Steal up, young ladies, My mammy stoled a cow. Steal up, my darlin' chile, My mammy stoled a cow." "Stoled that cow im Baltimo', My mammy stoled a cow." "Steal all around, don't slight no one, My mammy stoled a cow."

Notes

Scarborough claims that the reported theft in this song is "used merely as an excuse to bring in the directions of stealing up in the dance." - RBW

References

  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 116, "My Mammy Stoled a Cow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, ScaNF116