“The Cat's Got the Measles and the Dog's Got Whooping Cough”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (recording, Walter Smith)
Keywords: sex bragging floatingverses nonballad
Found in: US

Description

Floating verses; "Cat's got the measles and the dog's got whooping cough, doggone/Doggone a man let a woman be his boss, doggone my time" "I ain't good looking... but my main occupation's takin' women from their monkey men...."

Long description

Floating verses; "Cat's got the measles and the dog's got whooping cough, doggone/Doggone a man let a woman be his boss, doggone my time" "I ain't good looking and my teeth don't shine like pearls, doggone..." "...but my main occupation's takin' women from their monkey men, doggone my time"

Notes

Other than the similarity in title, this song has nothing in common with "Sow Took the Measles", not even enough for a cross-reference. - PJS

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