Lois wrote me:
I have a song I’d like to find – I remember my mother singing it to me (with many other songs) in the car on long drives but I haven’t been able to find it.
It’s in the pattern “I sold my ….. and bought me a ….” (I remember ‘sold horse/ bought cow’) – reminiscent of “Hush little baby, don’t say a word, Papa’s going to buy you a mocking bird…”.
The chorus goes:
“With my whim wham whaddle-o
Scrim scram scraddle-o
Bubble-o, pretty boy,
Over the brow.”
I’m wondering if it may be English, as ‘brow’ doesn’t seem as likely to turn up in an American song (surmise).
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