“Down in the Place Where I Come From”


"Down in de place where I come from, Dey feed dose coons on hard-parched cawn, Dey swell up an' dey get so far Day dey couldn't get deir heads in a Number Ten hat."


Anyone who has had to deal with an urban raccoon will know how true this is; trash is so abundant and convenient that the critters tend to take over yards and even houses. It's also reported that many of them are ending up with severe dental problems.... - RBW


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 284, (no title) (1 fragment)
  2. BI, ScNF284A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: animal food clothes
Found in: US