DESCRIPTION: "Hand me down my walking cane this morning, Oh, hand me down my walking cane so soon... See if I can't catch old Herlong's Train, this morning, this morning so soon." "I got me a wife and a sweetheart too... My wife don't love me but my sweetheart do."
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Morris)
KEYWORDS: train derivative love
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Morris, #11, "Herlong's Train" (1 short text, 1 tune, apparently localized to Micanopy, Florida)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 322-323, "Herlong's Train" (1 text)
cf. "Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane" (lyrics)
NOTES: This is pretty definitely a localized version of "Hand Me Down My Walkin' Cane" designed to promote local pride. But since Cohen picked up Morris's version and listed it as a separate song, I've done the same to make it easier to find all the versions of this text. - RBW
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