“Buy a Charter Oak”


"I'm going to tell my mother, I'm going to tell my pa, I'm going to tell my brother and all my brothers-in-law, I'm going to tell my uncle and all my cousins' folk To buy, to buy, to buy a Charter Oak."


For all that this sounds like a (Nineteen-)Sixties TV commercial, Charter Oak stoves were advertised in the Ozark region in the Eighteen-Sixties.

Spaeth mentions a "sacred song" called "The Charter Oak" (by Henry Russell) of around 1837. I don't know if the jingle is to the tune of Russell's song. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 487, "Buy a Charter Oak" (1 short text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7588
  3. BI, R487


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1942 (Randolph)
Keywords: technology commerce
Found in: US(So)