“At Barnum's Show”


Concerning the odd events and strange animal behaviors seen at Barnum's circus. Chorus: "If you want to have some fun, I'll tell you where to go, Go see the lion stuffed with straw At P. T. Barnum's show."


Many of the lyrics to this song are the sort of thing you would expect to find in "Animal Fair," but there are enough references to Barnum that the piece must be considered, at the very least, a rewrite. - RBW


  1. Randolph 450, "At Barnum's Show" (1 text)
  2. Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 67-68, "P. T. Barnum's Show" (1 text)
  3. Roud #7600
  4. BI, R450


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1927
Keywords: animal humorous
Found in: US(MW,So)