Bugle, Oh!

DESCRIPTION: Corn-husking song. "Goin' down the country, bugle, oh (x2), Red breast horses, bugle oh!, Red breast horses, Bugle, oh! Oh, bugle, oh!" "Comin' in a canter, meet my darlin'." The lovers court, marry, dance, have a baby
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1920 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: courting work
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownIII 197, "Bugle, Oh!" (1 text); 204, "Run, Sallie, My Gal" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 204, "Run, Sallie, My Gal" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

NOTES [58 words]: The notes in Brown admit uncertainty as to whether his two pieces are one; they have no lyrics in common except the chorus, and that is distorted in one or the other. But both are listed as corn-shucking songs, they have that same chorus, and "Run, Sallie, My Gal" is a fragment; if they aren't the same, they also aren't worth separate entries. - RBW
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File: Br3197

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