Tag Archives: dialog

Strawberry Lane (The Elfin Knight)

TITLE: Strawberry Lane (The Elfin Knight) AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: courting, magic, bargaining, dialog, paradox, tasks EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1673 (broadside) Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme is, of course, well known because of Simon and Garfunkel’s hit from 1966. Simon’s source is a song of many variations, The Elfin Knight, dating back read more »

Reuben and Rachel (Parodies)

TITLE: Reuben and Rachel (Parodies) AUTHOR: original, Harry Birch / Music: William Gooch CATEGORY: Author Known, Public Domain KEYWORDS: dialog, transportation, courting, love, humorous, marriage EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: original, 1871 (sheet music published by White, Smith & Perry of Boston) Silly parodies of Reuben and Rachel. 

Reuben and Rachel

TITLE: Reuben and Rachel AUTHOR: Harry Birch / Music: William Gooch CATEGORY: Author Known, Public Domain KEYWORDS: dialog, transportation, courting, love, humorous, marriage EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1871 (sheet music published by White, Smith & Perry of Boston) A silly song made sillier in Reuben and Rachel parodies.

Mister Rabbit

TITLE: Mister Rabbit AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: traditional, public domain KEYWORDS: animal, questions, dialog EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough) In slavery, African-Americans developed a whole cycle of animal tales whose heroes symbolized for him his problems as a slave. The principal figure in these tales was “Br’er Rabbit” born and bred in a briar-patch, who could always out-smart “Br’er Fox,” read more »