Shock Along, John
DESCRIPTION: Described as "A corn-song, of which only the burden is remembered": "Shock along, John, shock along; Shock along, John, shock along."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison, "Slave Songs of the United States")
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 67, "Shock ALong, John" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-AmFolklr, p. 906, "Shock Along, John" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: I wonder if this might not have started out as a "Walk Along, John" song. But with only five words, who can tell? - RBW
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