Bushwhacker's Song

DESCRIPTION: "I am a bushwhacker, The thicket's my home (x3)... And them that don't like me can leave me alone." "I'll tune up my fiddle And rosin my bow (x3)... And I shall find welcome Wherever I go." "My kinfolks don't like me, And that I well know."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1922 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: home music floatingverses Civilwar
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 383, "Bushwhacker's Song" (1 text)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 383, "Bushwhacker's Song" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

Roud #11751
NOTES [34 words]: Evidently a parody of something like "The Wagoner's Lad." Brown's informant gave detailed references connecting it to a gang of Civil War deserters, but there is no actual evidence for this in the text. - RBW
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File: Br3382

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