What You Gonna Do
DESCRIPTION: "What you gonna do when Janie leave you... [She doesn't want him any more and he cries] what you gonna do..." "What you gonna do ... [she puts him down and leaves town] what you gonna do...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Carawan/Carawan)
KEYWORDS: courting love parting separation travel nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Carawan/Carawan, p. 109, "What You Gonna Do" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The tune is close to "Motherless Children" or "(Then We'll Need That) True Religion," Roud #15181 [recorded by Rev Edward W Clayborn]. Carawan/Carawan: "Joe, he like all different kind of song -- spiritual and blues." It's also close to "Back to Jericho" in line stucture and "what you gonna do," and the tune would also be close if it weren't minor. - BS
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