Mike and Jerry

DESCRIPTION: "Mike and Jerry going down the main line" (spokten: "Southern"). "Oh, they saw it come by (here) never got no coal never got no (water). Must've been a gasoline (burner), For he never stopped by here."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1919 (BrownSchinhanV)
KEYWORDS: technology
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownSchinhanV 749, "Mike and Jerry" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The current description is based on the BrownSchinhanV fragment. I've no idea what it's about, although my gut feeling is that Mike and Jerry are either mules or escaped prisoners. - RBW
Last updated in version 4.1
File: BrS5749

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