Hard Time in Old Virginnie
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "Hard Time in Old Virginnie." Verses: "Summer comin' again." "Comin' in the rainbow." "Comin' in the cloud." "My old missus promise me" "When she die she set me free." "She love so long" "Till her head got bald."
EARLIEST DATE: 1963
KEYWORDS: hardtimes freedom slave nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Courlander-NFM, p. 116, (no title) (1 text)
cf. "Raise a Ruckus" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Old Marse John" (floating lyrics)
NOTES [10 words]: Described by Courlander as a pestle song for pounding rice. - RBW
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