Date: Wed, 5 Oct 1994 13:50:59 -0400 From: Bob Lancaster Subject: Aunt Rhody >Are any of you familiar with the variant line "Go tell Aunt Nancy" in the >"Old Gray Goose" song? If so, have you detected evidence that this variant >may be related to Anansi? If so, regionality is likely. Or other variants? >Song books have "Aunt Rhody. I've sung this as Nancy as long as I can remember. My wife remebers it when she was a child. We both grew up in Delaware, so the regional "Anansi" looks pretty doubtful. Re the sonbooks, John and Alan Lomax "Folk Song USA" has Nancy. Bo b Lancaster SUNY - English emeritus Hamilton, NY src6