“Oyster Shell Bonnets and Chignons (The Dandy Chignon)”


The singer describes the "queer fashion" of the (bonnet and) chignon. He tells how all the women are trying them out. Some even buy two; others get them made from odd materials. He clearly thinks the old ways (sunbonnets, etc.) were better


  1. SHenry H227, p. 47, "The Dandy Chignon" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13359
  3. BI, HHH227


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: hair nonballad
Found in: Ireland