Tag Archives: Family Song


Dirty Rotten Devil

Background: My informant for this piece is my grandmother, who learned this song from her father and passed it on to her children and grandchildren. She grew up up in North Central Wisconsin and suspects that it came from one of the men’s groups, likely a fraternity, that her father was a part of there…. Continue Reading »

Hail, Hail — Happy Birthday Rendition

Text The following piece was collected from a twenty woman from San Jose, CA. The woman will hereafter be referred to as the “Informant”, and I the “Collector”. Informant: “My family has a very specific Happy Birthday song.” Collector: “How so? Informant: “We have, like, twelve songs we sing. Well, that’s an exaggeration. We have… Continue Reading »

The Keller Family Song

Title: The Keller Family Song Category: Music Informant: Judith Keller Nationality: American, caucasian Age: Lower 70s Occupation: Hospital Research Receptionist— Homemaker, Nurse, etc. Residence: Fort Worth, Texas Date of Collection: 4/09/18 Description: I DON’T LIKE YOUR FAMILY THEY DON’T MAKE A HIT WITH ME I DON’T WANT TO BOTHER SENDING MONEY TO YOUR FATHER WHILE… Continue Reading »