Origin of a Specific Song

When I was in 4th grade (Warrenton, VA, 1976) our music teacher taught us the following song:

Does anyone recognize the song? Title? Author? I’m wondering about its origins.


Most common question I ask: “What?”
Most common question I get: “Are you really hearing impaired?”

There you go, Cant:


origins seem uncertain…

omniscientnot, You should change your name to omniscientkinda!

Thanks for the link.

C.: I would change it to omniscient, which would be much closer to reality, but my sometimes evil twin beat me to it :smiley:

Actually I have a recording by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs singing this song.

For the youngings they were a couple of bluegrass players with a very distinctive style. They did comedy and songs on stage. You might get a glipse of them on “The Berverly Hillbills”.

They were before my time too, I’m not that old.

Phobia says (re Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs):

“They were before my time too, I’m not that old.”

But you have good taste!

Bob the Random Expert
“If we don’t have the answer, we’ll make one up.”

Less filling!