Oughta Come on the River
DESCRIPTION: "Oughta come on the river Long time ago, I don't know partner, Say, you oughta know, You'd catch plenty trouble Everywhere you go." The Captain threatens the members of the gang. The singer dreams of freedom
EARLIEST DATE: 1963
KEYWORDS: work chaingang freedom
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Courlander-NFM, p. 103, (no title) (1 text)
cf. "Ain't No More Cane on this Brazos"
NOTES [33 words]: There are many, many elements of "Ain't No More Cane on this Brazos/Go Down, Old Hannah" in this piece -- but it appears to be different. Assuming Courlander didn't cut something essential, anyway. - RBW
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