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Lyr Req/Add: Done Caught a Rabbit

GUEST 21 Oct 06 - 11:06 PM
Joe Offer 22 Oct 06 - 01:46 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Oct 06 - 10:01 PM
Joe Offer 24 Oct 06 - 09:21 PM
GUEST 08 Nov 17 - 07:48 PM
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Subject: Done Caught a Rabbit lyrics
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 11:06 PM

A dear old friend of mine used to sing me this song, and I have been trying to find the lyrics for years.

The only part of a verse I can remember goes:

Johnny's mad and I am glad.
How do you know?
Johnny's mad and I am glad.
Who told you so?

The chorus goes something like:

Done Caught a rabbit, uh huh.
Done caught a rabbit, uh huh.
Done caught a rabbit, uh huh.
Done caught a rabbit, oh!


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Subject: ADD: Done Caught a Rabbit
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 01:46 AM

Hi - Music Now and Long Ago, the third-grade Silver Burdett school songbook (1958) has this:

I Caught a Rabbit (Kentucky folk song)

Rabbit run on the frozen ground! Who told you so?
Rabbit run on the frozen ground! How do you know?
I caught a rabbit, uh-huh! I caught a rabbit, uh-huh!
I caught a rabbit, uh-huh! I caught a rabbit, oh!

Kentucky folk song collected by Jean Thomas, the "Traipsin' Woman"


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Google showed several references to a choral arrangement of "Done Caught a Rabbit," apparently arranged for school choruses. Arrangers: Imig & Simon, published by Carl Fischer, Inc.


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Done Caught a Rabbit lyrics
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Oct 06 - 10:01 PM

Johnny's mad, and I am glad,
And I know what will please him:
A bottle of wine to make him shine,
And Mary Jones to squeeze him.

--from the chapter "Nursery Jingles" in the book "Types of Children's Literature" by Walter Barnes, 2004. (found with Google Book Search)

Johnny's mad and I am glad,
And I know what it'll take to please him—
A bottle o' wine to treat him fine
And a pretty little girl to squeeze him.

--collected in North Carolina 1926-28, and printed in "Children's Games and Rhymes" by Paul G. Brewster, 1952, page 175, under the heading "Teasing Rhymes." (I infer that the speaker uses the names of actual people he/she knows instead of "Johnny," "Mary Jones," or "pretty little girl.")


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Subject: RE: Req/ADD: Done Caught a Rabbit lyrics
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Oct 06 - 09:21 PM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req/Add: Done Caught a Rabbit
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 17 - 07:48 PM

I heard a similar song in kindergarten, 1970...it's been stuck in my head ever since

Rabbits running on a frozen ground, who told you so?
Rabbits running on a frozen ground, how do you know?


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