“Rat Coon, Rat Coon”


"Rat coon, rat coon, can you-all dance? No Why? Cause my tail's too short. Putty addy bum-bum bum-bum bum-bum. Putty addy bum-bum bum-bum bum.


This could, from its text, be a fragment of "Raccoon" (or almost anything else). But the metrical pattern is different, so -- given that Randolph offers only one verse -- I classify the two as separate. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 265, "Rat Coon, Rat Coon" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7815
  3. BI, R265


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1914
Keywords: animal nonsense
Found in: US(So)