“Rattlesnake”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (recording, Land Norris)
Keywords: animal questions dialog nonballad
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

Various animals are asked about their characteristics, e.g. "Muskrat, muskrat, what makes you smell so bad? I've been in the bottom all my life Till I'm mortified in my head." "Rattlesnake, rattlesnake, what makes your teeth so white?"

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References

  1. Lomax-FSNA 83, "Rattlesnake" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 394, "Muskrat" (1 text)
  3. Roud #6395
  4. BI, LoF083