Shawneetown Is Burnin' Down

DESCRIPTION: "Shawneetown is burnin' down, Who tole you so? (x2)." "Cythie, my darlin' gal...." "How the hell d'ye expect me to hold her, Way down below, I've got no skin on either shoulder...."
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: fire nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Botkin-MRFolklr, p. 590, [no title] (1 text)
NOTES [38 words]: I suspect this is a variant of a song I learned as "Down by the River" (not to be confused with "Down by the Riverside"). But this version appears to have been bowdlerized, and lacks a tune, so I cannot tell this with certainty.
File: BMRF590B

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