“Three Dukes”

Alternate titles: “Here Come Three Kings A-Riding”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1898 (Gomme)
Keywords: playparty courting nobility
Found in: US(Ap,MW,NE,So) Canada(Mar)

Description

"Here comes (three dukes) a-ridin', a-ridin', a-ridin', Here comes a duke a-ridin' The raz-ma-taz-a-ma-tee." The duke comes to be married; the girls ask him to choose one of them. He calls them ugly; they say they're as good as he is. He chooses one.

Cross references

References

  1. Randolph 551, "Raz-Ma-Taz-A-Ma-Tee" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 406-407, "Raz-Ma-Taz-A-Ma-Tee" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 551A)
  3. BrownIII 68, "Here Comes Three Lawyers" (1 text)
  4. Ritchie-Southern, p. 51, "Two Dukes A-Roving" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Linscott, pp. 13-15, "Here Come Three Dukes A-Riding" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Creighton/Senior, pp. 260-262, "Here Comes a Duke A-Riding" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
  7. MHenry-Appalachians, p. 242, (no title) (1 short text)
  8. DT, THREDUK1 THREDUK2
  9. Roud #730
  10. BI, R551