Down in Southern Illinois

DESCRIPTION: "You may sing of old Kentucky Or your Indiana home, You may boast of Missouri Or the many lands you roam," but the singer prefers Southern Illinois, even though it is called "Darkest Egypt." The singer dreams of hogs and cattle and plans to stay
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks)
KEYWORDS: home nonballad farming
REFERENCES (2 citations):
McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks, pp. 28-29, "Down in Southern Illinois" (1 text)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, pp. 442-443, "Down in Southern Illinois" (1 text)

Roud #14053
File: CAFS2442

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