“Round It Up a Heap It Up”


Corn-husking song, "Round it up a heap it up a Round it up a corn, A joog-a-loa." "De big owl hoot and cry for his mate, My honey, my love! Oh, don't stay long, oh, don't stay late... It ain't so fur to de goodbye gate."


The full stanza ("De big owl hoot....") is reported to come from Harris's _Uncle Remus and His Friends_. The relationship between that text and the traditional song is not clear. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 201, "Round It Up a Heap It Up" (1 text, plus a "Juba" fragment)
  2. BI, Br3201


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: food work
Found in: US(SE)