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Thread #4300   Message #1346779
Posted By: Lighter
03-Dec-04 - 06:29 PM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: RE: Children's Street Songs
The songs about "Dan, Dan" are folk versions of the famous 1840s minstrel song, "Old Dan Tucker":

Old Dan Tucker was a fine old man,
Washed his face in a frying pan.
Combed his hair with a wagon wheel,
Died with a toothache in his heel.

Evidently the original appealed jus as much to kids 150 years ago.