Oh, Honey, Where You Been So Long?

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, honey, where you been so long? Oh, honey, where you been so long? 'I been round the bend and I come back again, Oh, honey, where you been so long?" "Oh, honey, where you been so long? (x2) And it's when I return with a ten dollar bill, it's Honey..."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1923 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: nonballad return money
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 317, "Oh, Honey, Where You Been So Long?" (1 short text)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground" (lyrics)
NOTES: Every word of Brown's text of this is found in "I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground," and my first inclination was to include it as a worn-down version of that song. But the notes in Brown say there is a longer version in Gordon, so here it sits. Tentatively. - RBW
File: Br3317

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