“Johnson Boys”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1922 (Brown)
Keywords: talltale family humorous
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"I hear the Johnson boys a-coming, Singing and a-hollering and shooting off their guns." A list of exploits of the minimally civilized Johnson Boys, who shoot, court, wash, farm, and fiddle in extravagant ways (but don't know how to court)

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References

  1. BrownIII 338, "Johnson Boys" (2 text plus mention of 2 more)
  2. Warner 129, "Johnson Boys" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Lomax-FSNA 115, "Johnson Boys" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Silber-FSWB, p. 170, "The Johnson Boys" (1 text)
  5. DT, JHNSNBOY* JHNSNBY2*
  6. Roud #6676
  7. BI, Wa129