Mudcat Café message #3293906 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25358   Message #3293906
Posted By: GUEST,AST
21-Jan-12 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Subject: RE: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
I am 71 and grew up in the Georgia. My Dad sang this song to us and I sang it as a lullaby to my children. I knew the chorus and two verses. The first verse was "Go tell Aunt Tabbie the old grey goose is dead. The one she's been saving to make a feather bed." The second verse was "Go tell Aunt Tabbie the old grey goose is dead. The Yankee soldiers kill him to eat with their cornbread." This certainly supports the belief that the song came out the civil war. I love the song because my Dad sang it to me and I sang it to my grandchildren when they were too little to understand any words. I wish I could pass it on, but I'm afraid it sounds too "old south" and thus racist.