“Ransum Scansum”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: playparty nonballad
Found in: US(So)

Description

"Ransum scansum, through yonder, Bring me a gourd to drink water. Dis way out and t'other way in, In my lady's chamber, Dis way out and t'other way in, In my lady's chamber."

Cross references

References

  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 131, "Ransum Scansum" (a second fragment has no title, but probably should be called "Aransom Shansom") (2 short texts, 1 tune)
  2. BI, ScaNF131