If You Meet a Woman in the Morning

DESCRIPTION: "If you meet a woman in the morning, Bow yo' head, buddy, bow yo' head." "When you hear that turkle-dove a-hollerin', Sign it's gwi' rain, buddy, sign it's gwi' rain." Other bird calls indicate other times: Whip-poor-will planting, screech owls cold
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (Brown)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 446, "If You Meet a Woman in the Morning" (1 text)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 446, "If You Meet a Woman in the Morning" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)

Roud #11792
cf. "Swannanoa Tunnel" (form, lyrics)
NOTES [25 words]: The notes in Brown suggest a link to "Swannanoa Tunnel." The form is obviously the same. But this, at the very least, is used for other purposes. - RBW
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File: Br3446

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