Donna Lane wrote asking about a song from her childhood:
There is a song my grade school teacher taught me that I have taught my children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and their kids. I would love to have the music to it and the entire lyrics. The song is Tamale Joe.
Tamale Joe he is the man in town, who makes his living just by going round. And selling from a pushcart all day long, to people who will buy and listen to his song.
It then has a round:
Hot Tamales sure are tasty, always made of finest pasty, so delicious and nutritious, you will like them, so buy them now. Highly seasoned, that’s the reason, appetizing, tantalizing, buy them on the corner of the street, WHAT A TREAT!
The other singer sings:
T A M A L E S, T A M A L E S, only 10 cents, buy them now, T A M A L E S, T A M A L E S, Tamale Joe sells ‘em on the corner of the street.
WHAT A TREAT!
I have been looking for the lyrics and music for this old favorite for years and cannot locate. I assume my teacher either passed the song down or found it in a children’s folk song book. Some of my best songs were from those years.
I hope you can help me with this one.
If anyone can help with this song, please comment below.
Thanks in advance!
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