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Brewster: Ballads and Songs of Indiana           151
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THE WIFE WRAPT IN WETHER'S SKIN
(Child, No. 277)
Three texts of this ballad have been recovered in Indiana, under the following titles: "Dandoo," "Dan-Doodle-Dan," and "The Old Sheepskin." The Child title does not appear.
For American texts, see Belden, No. 12 (fragment); Brown, p. 9; Camp­bell and Sharp, No. 33; Child, V, 304; Cox, No. 29; Davis, p. 497; Hudson, No. 21; Hudson, Folksongs, p. 123; Journal, VII, 253; XIX, 298; XXIX, 109; XXX, 328; Pound, Ballads, No. 6; Shearin and Combs, p. 8 (frag­ment) ; Smith and Rufty, American Anthology, p. 49; Gordon, Folk-Songs of America, p. 89; Cox, Traditional Ballads, pp. 46, 48, 49; Henry, Folk-Songs from the Southern Highlands, p. 125 (fragment).
For British texts see: Greig, Last Leaves, No. 93; JFSS, II, 223; V, 260; Ford, Vagabond Songs and Ballads of Scotland, p. 192.
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"Dandoo." Contributed by Mrs. Mayme C. Waller, of Winslow, Indiana. Pike County. Secured by her from her mother, Mrs. A. W. Corn, who heard it sung years ago by her grandmother, Mrs. Asenath McDonald Bar­rett. July 1, 1935.
1.     There was an old man and he lived out West,
Dandoo, Dandoo; There was an old man and he lived out West,
To ma clamadore clax to ma clingo. There was an old man and he lived out West; He married a woman, she was none of the best, To ma clore, to ma clore, To ma clamadore clax to ma elingo.
2.     He went in from his plow,1
Dandoo, Dandoo; He went in from his plow,
To ma clamadore clax to ma clingo. He went in from his plow, Saying, "Old woman, have you got dinner now?' To ma clore, to ma clore, To ma clamadore clax to ma clingo.
1T!»is Hue is incomplete.








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