“The Brown Jug (Bounce Around)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Randolph)
Keywords: playparty nonballad
Found in: US(So)


"I (took/sent) my brown jug down to town (x3) So early in the morning (or "Tra de al de ay," etc.)." "It came back with a bounce around (or "all flounced around")...."



  1. Randolph 534, The Brown Jug (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 387, "I Sent My Brown Jug Downtown" (1 text, with some verses apparently from "Coffee Grows (Four in the Middle)")
  3. Roud #7644
  4. BI, R534