Darlin' (I)

DESCRIPTION: "If I'd a-known my captain was blind, darlin', darlin'... Wouldna gone to work till half past nine." The captain and the worker quarrel; the captain won't tell the time, and will throw him in jail if he argues. The singer wishes he had listened to mother
AUTHOR: unknown
KEYWORDS: prison work hardtimes chaingang floatingverses
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Silber-FSWB, p. 68, "Darlin'" (1 text)

cf. "Pay Me My Money Down" (floating lyrics)
NOTES [36 words]: Every word of this song floats -- so much so that I was tempted to list it as a variant of some other song. But the form is unique. It is probably someone's rework, but it's hard to tell what the "original" was. - RBW
File: FSWB068

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