“The Average Boy”


A southern alphabet song: "A is the green apple with bites all around, B is the ball that is lost on the ground, C is the cigarette making him pale... Yell is the yell he emits all the day, Z is for zeal he shows in his play."


The title of this song refers, of course, to all the traits found in the "average boy." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 874, "A Is for Apple Pie" (4 texts, but only the "D" text goes here)
  2. Roud #7539
  3. BI, R874A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1940
Keywords: nonballad
Found in: US(So)