“Picayune Butler, Is She Coming to Town”


Minstrel song, with chorus "Picayune Butler, Picayune Butler, Is she coming to town?" In traditional forms, the lyrics float, e.g. the terrapin and the toad, "My ole missus promised me When she died she'd set me free."


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, pp. 164-165, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, ScaNF164


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