Oh, Lovely, Come This Way
DESCRIPTION: "I had an old shoe, it had no heel (x3), I looked like a preacher with a mouthful of meal." "Oh, lovely, come this way (x3), Never let the wheels of the church roll away." Other verses often extravagant and floating, e.g. "Whip old Satan round the stump"
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: nonballad playparty floatingverses devil clothes
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 98, "Oh, Lovely, Come This Way" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 98, "Oh, Lovely, Come This Way" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
NOTES: About half of the verses in Brown are paralleled in the Woodie Brothers recording "Chased Old Satan Through the Door," but as that piece has a different chorus, form, and apparent purpose, I classify them separately. - RBW
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