“The Uncle Dan Song”

Author: Dan Riley
Earliest date: 1957 (Ives-DullCare)
Keywords: courting warning humorous
Found in: Canada(Mar)


"A sly young maid" warns Uncle Dan of a predatory widow who "set her cap" for him. He thanks the maid for the warning; if she marries she should treat her man well but "if he should die and you want another man, Just clear the road for Uncle Dan"



  1. Ives-DullCare, pp. 48-49, 256, "The Uncle Dan Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13998
  3. BI, IvDC048