Noonday on the River
DESCRIPTION: "Noonday on the river, Fishing with a hook and line, Catfish in the river, Cain't kotch me this time. Nigger fall in the river, Lay on his back and he wink, Floating like a bubble on the water, 'Cause a tub of grease cain't sink."
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Coleman/Bregman, from Bim Mardfin)
KEYWORDS: fishing Black(s) nonballad river humorous
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Coleman/Bregman, p. 74, "Noonday on de RIbber" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES [8 words]: Very, very racist, but claimed as a folk song. - RBW
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