I Walk the Road Again

DESCRIPTION: The singer is "a poor unlucky chap" and "very fond of rum." He has rambled far and wide, taking odd jobs here and there. Whenever things go bad, "I got up and hoisted my turkey and I walked the road again." (Now he hopes to find a job and settle down.)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1944
KEYWORDS: rambling work drink unemployment
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
FSCatskills 178, "I Walk the Road Again" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST FSC178 (Partial)
Roud #4602
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "From Ogemaw" (floating lyrics)
cf. "The Feeing Time (II)" (floating lyrics)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
I'll Hit the Road Again, Boys
NOTES: Cazden, early in his career, attributed this to the father of his informant George Edwards (who probably did adapt the text somewhat), but later retracted the claim. - RBW
File: FSC178

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