“Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow”


The child regularly brings her cat to school because, she explains, "Daddy wouldn't buy me a bow-wow." She intends to do as she "'likes'" when she gets old, and have a parrot and children.


It's songs like this that make me wish we had a keyword "stupid." But the piece proved much more popular than it deserved, so here it is. - RBW


  1. Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 258-259, "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13973
  3. BI, SWM258


Author: Joseph Tabrar
Earliest date: 1927
Keywords: animal dog children