Missouri State University
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection

I Put My Hand On Myself

Cat. #0533 (MFH #513) - As sung by Barbara Jo Davis, Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 5, 1960

VERSE 1
I put my hand on myself
I ask what is this
This is my brain buster, my Mamma dear
Brain buster
Inky-dinky-dew
An' that's what I learned at dot school

VERSE 2
Put my hand on myself
I ask what is this
This is my ear flapper, my Mamma dear
Brain buster, ear flapper
Inky-dinky-dew
An that's what I learned at dot school

VERSE 3
Put my hand on myself
I ask what is this
This is my eye winker, my Mother dear
Brain buster, ear flapper, eye winker
Inky-dinky-dew
An' that's what I learned at dot school

VERSE 4
Put my hand on myself
I ask what is this
This is my chest ticker, my Mother dear
Brain buster, ear flapper, eye winker, chest ticker
Inky-dinky-dew
An' that's what I learned at dot school

VERSE 5
Put my hand on myself
I ask what is this
This is my knee bender, my Mother dear
Brain buster, ear flapper, eye winker, chest ticker, knee bender
Inky-dinky-dew
An' that's what I learned at dot school

VERSE 6
Put my hand on myself
I ask what is this
This is my foot stomper, my Mother dear
Brain buster, ear flapper, eye winker, chest ticker, knee bender, foot stomper
Inky-dinky-dew
An' that's what I learned at dot school

*Editor's note: Max Hunter lists the name of this singer as "Hauser" in the Collection. We have been informed by a relative of the singer here that her name was Barbra Jo Davis.