“I Met a Possum in the Road”


"I met a possum in the road, 'Bre'r Possum, whar you gwine?' 'I bless my soul and thank my stars To sunt some muscadine.'" "I met a possum in the road, and 'shamed he looked to be. He stuck his tail between his legs And gave the road to me."


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 177, (no title) (1 fragments, perhaps floating or not the same song)
  2. BI, ScNF177A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: animal nonballad
Found in: US(Ap,So)