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Thread #68478   Message #1153501
Posted By: GUEST,
03-Apr-04 - 08:18 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bocephus
Subject: Origins: Bocephus
I am looking for information about a song my father used to sing to me. According to an 88-year-old relative, it was popular in the early 1920s. It goes like this:

"There was a little boy whose name was Bo
He went into the woods when the moon was gettin' low
Where he met a big bear who was hungry for a snack
And the folks are still awaitin' for Bocephus to come back

Oh, Bo became the teacher of the kind and gentle creature
Who could play upon the fiddle in a very skillful way
And they wandered off together and will never ever sever
Bocephus and the fiddle and the big black bear."