Go Get the Ax

DESCRIPTION: "Peepin' through the knot-hole Of grandpa's wooden leg, Who'll wind the clock when I am gone? Go get the ax, There's a fly in Lizzie's ear, For a boy's best friend is his mother." The remainder of the song is equally farfetched
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (Sandburg)
KEYWORDS: nonsense nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Sandburg, p. 332, "Go Get the Ax" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [26 words]: According to Sandburg, this was collected from a girl who was forced to sing it to be initiated into a sorority. One hopes it was nothing worse than that. - RBW
File: San332

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