“Virginia Lived down in Treoqueen”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Henry, collected from Ray Bohanan)
Keywords: infidelity humorous
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

"Virginia lived down in Treoqueen, Married a Baltimore boy who was long and lean." Sam two-times her; she declares, "You thought I was blind but now I see" -- and admits to having an "off-side man [whp] keeps his light-house on the sea."

Notes

I strongly suspect that this was learned, perhaps indirectly, from a recording (this based on the "hip" euphemisms and the stanza form), but I can't locate a probably original. - RBW

References

  1. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 17, "Virginia Lived down in Treoqueen" (1 text)
  2. BI, MHAp17