Tag Archives: dog

Old Blue

TITLE: Old Blue AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: dog, death, burial, hunting EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: 1913 Alan Lomax states in his Folk Songs of North America that “the backwoods folk of the south lived off game, and they thought more of a good hunting dog than they did of most people.In the read more »

I Had a Little Rooster

TITLE: I Had a Little Rooster AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: traditional, public domain KEYWORDS: animal, cumulative, farming, humorous, donkey, cow, cat, pig, baby, dog EARLIEST DATE: 1849 (Halliwell) Another cumulative songs which keeps adding lines with every verse. The difference between this and other cumulative songs I’ve done, you do animals sounds with each additional animal. While recording, read more »


TITLE: B-I-N-G-O AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: traditional, public domain KEYWORDS: dog, nonballad, playparty EARLIEST DATE: 1785 The song B-I-N-G-O is thought by some to be a method of teaching school-aged children a sense of cadence and rhythm while singing. There is no telling when the song originated but  the earliest mention of the song is from the read more »