“Old Lead (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John II)”


"Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, Killed Old Lead and home he run, Old Lead was eat, and John was beat, And Mary ran bawling down the street." How a drifter named John killed a tree dog named "Old Lead" and was punished for it


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 76, (no title) (1 fragment)
  2. cf. Baring-Gould-MotherGoose p. 221, note 74 "(Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)"
  3. BI, ScaNF076


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: animal death
Found in: US(SE)