DESCRIPTION: Singer describes rambling around cities and towns, and his life as a migrant fruit picker. He wishes he could settle down, but "I am just a refugee/As I go rambling round, boys."
AUTHOR: Woody Guthrie
EARLIEST DATE: 1940s (recording, Woody Guthrie)
KEYWORDS: loneliness rambling work worker migrant
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 118, "Rambling Blues" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Goodnight, Irene" (tune)
Rambling Round Your City
As I Go Rambling 'Round
NOTES: This song verges on the status of an autobiography of Woody Guthrie, and to the best of my knowledge has never been found in tradition. The tune is an adaption of Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter's "Goodnight Irene." - RBW
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