“Tittery Nan”


Joe Dimsey steals old Josiah's mare; the old man repays the younger back by recovering his horse and pummeling him


Laws says, correctly, that "this little piece with its gay refrain is hardly more than a nonsense song," though Linscott is of the opinion that it's based on fact. What fact she does not know. - RBW


  1. Laws H16, "Tittery Nan"
  2. Linscott, pp. 292-293, "Tittery Nan" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT 712, TITERNAN
  4. Roud #2194
  5. BI, LH16


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Linscott)
Found in: US(NE)