Step It Up and Go

DESCRIPTION: Verses about situations that force (someone) to "step it up and go." The singer's woman no longer loves him. The singer flees the gun of a man whose woman he has been courting. In a river, he meets an alligator. And so forth
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1935 (recording, Blind Boy Fuller)
KEYWORDS: love animal travel floatingverses
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-FSWB, p. 79, "Step It Up and Go" (1 text)
Blind Boy Fuller, "Step It Up and Go" (Columbia 37230, 1947 -- presumably a reissue)
Maddox Bros. & Rose "New Step It Up and Go" (4-Star 1549, n.d. but at least 1947)
Tommy McClennan, "Shake It Up and Go" (Bluebird 34-0716, 1944)

cf. "Salty Dog" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Bottle Up and Go"
Brownie McGhee, "Step It Up and Go No. 2" (OKeh 06698, 1942)
NOTES [39 words]: This song and "Bottle Up and Go" look very alike at first glance, but the verses seem to be very different. They might both be "Salty Dog" spinoffs. Until I see an intermediate version, I am (tentatively) classifying them separately. - RBW
File: FSWB079B

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