Down the Road (I)
DESCRIPTION: Floating verses, usually not terribly cohesive. Various choruses: "Down the road, down the road/I've got a sugar baby down the road"; "Bound to go, bound to go/Over the road I'm bound to go"
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, Uncle Dave Macon)
KEYWORDS: love humorous nonballad nonsense floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE,Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, pp. 208-209, "Over the Road I'm Bound" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, "Down the Road" (Mercury 6211, 1949)
Bascom Lamar Lunsford, "Down the Road" (AAFS 1802 A1, 1935)
Uncle Dave Macon, "Over the Road I'm Bound to Go" (Brunswick 329, 1929)
Sonny Osborne, "Down the Road" (Kentucky 564, n.d.)
Marion Rees, "Down the Road" (AAFS 837 B3, 1936)
Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton, "Down the Road" (on Watson01)
cf. "Letter from Down the Road"
cf. "On the Road Again"
cf. "Kassie Jones" (Furry Lewis's version)
cf. "Ida Red" (tune)
NOTES [16 words]: Even for Uncle Dave, these words are incoherent. And -- hot dog! -- that's saying something. -PJS
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