This is a program about America's "crazy songs and fool ditties," with Alan Lomax playing an assortment of nonsense songs and poems. Prizes are also awarded to listeners for their letters written about Cousin Emmy.
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Among the highlights: "Jolie Blonde" -- a Louisiana-type song in non-sense made-up "Cajun," sung by Red Foley. Some punning knock-knock jokes. "The Intoxicated Rat" sung by Red Holden. Moron jokes. Richard Dyer-Bennet sings "The Swapping Song." Mississippi tall tales and "Big Noise From Winnetka" on bass and drum-set, with whistling. Letter writing contest in praise of Cousin Emmy's singing.
nonsense songs and poems, part 1
[A Boy's Best Friend Is His Mother], [A Horse Named Bill], [Jolie Blonde], [The Green Grass Grew All Around]