“Raggedy”

Author: John Handcox
Earliest date: 1936
Keywords: hardtimes poverty nonballad
Found in: US

Description

"Raggedy, raggedy are we, Just as raggedy, raggedy can be. Well we don't get nothing for our labor, So raggedy are we." Similarly, "Hungry, hungry are we"; "Homeless, homeless are we"; "Landless..."; "Pitiful..."

Recordings

References

  1. Scott-BoA, pp. 337-338, "Raggedy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Greenway-AFP, pp. 219-220, "Raggedy Raggedy" (1 text)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 137, "Raggedy" (1 text)
  4. BI, SBoA337