“Deacon's Calf”


The deacon goes out to feed his calf; it kicks over the bucket and the deacon too. He reviles it; were it not for Christian love, he'd tear the calf's miserable soul apart. Ch.: "Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha, what makes the monkey laugh/To see the deacon feed his calf"

Cross references


  • Georgia Yellow Hammers, "The Deacon's Calf" (Victor V-40004, 1929)


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (recording, Georgia Yellow Hammers)
Found in: US(SE)