“Gossip Joan (Neighbor Jones)”


"Good morrow, Gossip Joan, Where have you been a-walking? I have for you, for you for you, for you for you... a budget full of wonders." The wonders are listed: A cow with a calf that cannot eat hay, a duck which died from eating a snail

Cross references


  1. Chappell/Wooldridge II, p. 98, "Good Morrow, Gossip Joan" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BrownIII 144, "Neighbour Jones" (1 text)
  3. Roud #1039
  4. BI, Br3144


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1720 (Pills to Purge Melancholy)
Keywords: talltale animal
Found in: Britain(England) US(SE)