The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10834   Message #779468
Posted By: Desert Dancer
09-Sep-02 - 01:25 AM
Thread Name: Origins: I Bought Me a Cat / Fiddle-i-Fee
Subject: Add: BOUGHT ME A CAT (from Mike & Peggy Seeger)
From Ruth Crawford Seeger, American Folk Songs for Children (Doubleday & Co., 1948), as sung by Emma Dusenbury, Arkansas, collected by Sidney Robertson for the Library of Congress. Recorded by Mike and Peggy Seeger on American Folk Songs for Children, Rounder CD 11543, 1987.


1. Bought me a cat, the cat pleased me
Fed my cat under yonders tree,
Cat went fiddle-i-fee, fiddle-i-fee.

Cumulatively, add:

2. hen, chipsy chopsy
3. duck, slishy sloshy
4. goose, qua
5. dog, boo
6. sheep, baa
7. cow, moo
8. horse, neigh
9. baby, mammy mammy
10. woman, honey honey

~ Becky in Tucson