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322 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
76 SPRINGFIELD MOUNTAIN
According1 to Cox, the incident commemorated by this American folk­song occurred at Wilbraham, Massachusetts, in 1761, the song being com­posed soon after. For other texts, under many different titles, see Belden's Missouri collection; Campbell and Sharp, II, 166; Cox, p. 292; Hudson, Folksongs, p. 184; Journal, XIII, 107; XXII, 366; XXIX, 188; XXXV, 515; XLIV, 116; XLV, 176; XLIX, 263; Pound, No. 42; PTFLS, VI, 210; Shoe­maker, p. 126; BFSSNE, II, 10; III, 20; V, 14-15; VII, 4-5; VIII, 3-6; IX, 8-10; X, 8-8; Henry, Songs Sung in the Southern Appalachians, p. 223.
"Down in the Meadow." Communicated by Mrs. Oda Dearing, of Oak­land City, Indiana. Gibson County. July 19, 1935.
1.     Johnnie went down in the meadow for to mow; A poison snake bit him on the toe.
To-do-ray, to-do-ray, to-do-ray, ro-do-ray.
2.   "O Johnnie dear, what made you go
Down in the meadow for to mow?"
3.   "Why, Sally dear, I thought you knowed
It was father's hay and it had to be mowed."








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