Origen/History of "Do your ears hang low"?

I've looked EVERYWHERE... where does this song come from? I'm interested to know if there is any real meaning behind the song? Folklore, I'm guessing? But what does it mean... ears hang low? Is there another meaning for ears other then literally ears? If it does why would someone talk about their... show more I've looked EVERYWHERE... where does this song come from? I'm interested to know if there is any real meaning behind the song? Folklore, I'm guessing? But what does it mean... ears hang low? Is there another meaning for ears other then literally ears? If it does why would someone talk about their ears hanging low?
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