Jim, the Carter Lad

DESCRIPTION: The carter/driver reports on his happy life: "Crack, crack, goes my whip, I whistle and I sing, I sit upon my wagon, I'm as happy as a king." He ignores bad weather, recalls being trained by his father, and tells of courting his sweetheart in the cart
AUTHOR: E. H. Harding?
KEYWORDS: work travel courting
FOUND IN: US(MA) Ireland Britain(England(North,South),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Greig #99, p. 1, "Jim the Carter Lad" (1 text)
GreigDuncan3 457, "Jim the Carter Lad" (3 texts, 1 tune)
FSCatskills 96, "The Stage Coach Driver's Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Copper-SoBreeze, pp. 244-245, "Jim the Carter Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 611, "Jim the Carter Lad" (1 text)
Kennedy 228, "Jim, the Carter Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-ECS, #20, "Joe the Carrier's Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
SHenry H171, p. 40, "Jim, the Carman Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1080
Jack Goodfellow, "Jim The Carter Lad" (on FSB3)
cf. "The Lumber Camp Song" (lyrics)
File: FSC096

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