Johnny and Jane
DESCRIPTION: "Johnny and Jane had a falling out; Johnny run Jane right outta sight." She promises to come; he beats and runs her naked around town. She's sentenced to Moundsville (VA) jail. She escapes. Refrain: "Johnny don't allow no lowdown hanging around."
AUTHOR: Frank Hutchison
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (recording, Martin & Roberts)
KEYWORDS: fight abuse prison escape humorous lover
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 59, "Johnny and Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
[Asa] Martin & [Doc] Roberts, "Low Down Hanging Around" (Conqueror 8207-B, 1933)
cf. ""Mama Don't 'Low" (lyrics)
cf. "Salty Dog" (tune)
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