“There Was a Watermelon”


"There was a watermelon, A-growing in the garden, And in the garden wall there was a hole. A skinny little nigger Said if he's a little bigger, He'd climb over the garden wall. He's sneak up like a rabbit, And then he'd grab it...."

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 465, "There Was a Watermelon" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11798
  3. BI, Br3465


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Brown)
Keywords: food thief
Found in: US(SE)