“Oh, Mister Revel (Did You Ever See the Devil?)”


"Oh, Mr. Revel! Did you ever see the devil With wooden spade and shovel A-digging up the gravel With his long toe-nail?"

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 141, "Oh, Mr. Revel" (2 short texts)
  2. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 284, (no title) (2 fragments)
  3. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 252, "Did Ye Ever See the Divil" (1 short text)
  4. Roud #16319
  5. BI, Br3141


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Brown)
Keywords: devil work nonballad
Found in: US(SE)