Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Found in: US(So)
"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."
- Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 131, "Ransum Scansum" (a second fragment has no title, but probably should be called "Aransom Shansom") (2 short texts, 1 tune)
- BI, ScaNF131