“The Beaver Cap”


"I went to town the other day To buy myself a hat, sir, I picked upon this beaver cap, With bill so broad and flat, sir." The song may detail the exploits of the boy with the cap -- e.g. letting a hen roost in it, throwing the eggs at his mother, etc.


  1. Belden, p. 435, "The Beaver Cap" (1 text)
  2. Randolph 355, "The Beaver Cap" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 32, "Flat Bill Beaver Cap" (1 text)
  4. Roud #6366
  5. BI, R355


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1920 (Belden)
Keywords: clothes commerce bird
Found in: US(Ap,So)