“It's Almost Day”


"Chickens crow for midnight and it's almost day (x2)" ""Christmas is a-coming and it's almost day." "Santa Claus is coming...." "Turkey's in the oven...." "I thought I heard my mother say...."


This is about as silly as a song can be -- but the tune is good, and it's easy to improvise six-syllable lines with no rhyme for any occasion. There may even be some ballad-like versions out there. - RBW


  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 373, "It's Almost Day" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11655
  3. BI, FSWB373A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 949 (recording, Lead Belly)