Red Light Saloon, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer goes to (Bangor) on (July 4). (The train) being late, he is "forced" to visit the Red Light Saloon. Quickly recognized as a (logger/cowboy), liquor and women give him their attention. His "ellick" grows hard; he goe off with a five dollar girl
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1951
KEYWORDS: logger cowboy sex drink bawdy whore money
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) US(MW,SW)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Doerflinger, pp. 249-250, "The Red Light Saloon" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Logsdon 11, pp. 74-76, "The Red Light Saloon" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peters, p. 267, "The Red Light Saloon" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, REDLIGHT* REDLITE2*

Roud #9424
NOTES: In Logsdon's text, the singer ends up having sex with a five dollar whore. These days, that sounds cheap -- but Logsdon points out that that was a lot at the time apparently indicated in the song.
Doerflinger's and Logsdon's tets are so different that I thought about splitting the songs. But Doerflinger has only three verses; I suspect it has been shortened, either by Doerflinger or his informant. So I'm lumping them. - RBW
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