“Old Jimmy Sutton”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (recording, Grayson & Whitter)
Keywords: hunting dancing food dancetune animal horse sheep farming
Found in: US(SE)

Description

Bill took the gun, Bill went a-huntin'/Bang went the gun, down went the mutton, baa!" and similar verses about an inept farmer. Cho: "Can't dance that, can't dance nothin'/I wouldn't give a blank for the old Jimmy Sutton, baa!"

Notes

Just enough plot to avoid the nonballad keyword by a whisker. - PJS

Recordings

References

  1. Roud #7878
  2. BI, RcOJiSu