“Roll the Tater (Rolly Rolly)”


"Don't you think he's a nice young man? Don't you think he's clever? Don't you think that him and me Would make a match forever? Rolly roll, rolly roll, Rolly roll the 'tater." The singer likes music/dancing so much that she wants to join the Shaker band


Randolph believes this song completely unconnected to "Weevily Wheat." But my immediate reaction on reading the piece was to think of that song. No wonder ballad indexing is so hard! - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 582, "Roll the 'Tater" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7670
  3. BI, R582


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1915 (JAFL 28)
Keywords: courting dancing food
Found in: US(So)