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?
EARLIEST DATE: 1870
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)
DT, JIMCART*

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

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2016 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.