Bowling Green

DESCRIPTION: "Wish I was in Bowling Green sittin' in a chair, One arm 'round my pretty little miss, the other 'round my dear." The singer offers to let her man go, wishes she were a bumblebee who could settle on her man, and sets out to ramble because she has no home
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (recording, Cousin Emmy)
KEYWORDS: home love betrayal abandonment rambling
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Silber-FSWB, p. 43, "Bowling Green" (1 text)
Green-Miner, p. 230, "Bowling Green" or "Shady Grove" (1 fragmentary text)
DT, BOWLGREN*

RECORDINGS:
Cousin Emmy [Cynthia May Carver], "I Wish I Was in Bowling Green" (Decca 24214, 1947)
Cousin Emmy with the New Lost City Ramblers, "Bowling Green" (on ClassOT)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Mary from Dungloe" (floating verse)
File: FSWB043

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