“Monkey Sitting on the End of a Rail”


"Monkey settin' on de end uf a rail, Pickin' his teeth wid de end uf his tail, Mulberry leaves un' calico sleeves, All school teachers is so hard to please." Rest floats: The redbird shaking 'simmons down, the singer is tired of sleeping alone


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 193, (no title) (1 text, with varying stanza forms)
  2. BI, ScNF193B


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Found in: US(So)