DESCRIPTION: "Oh, I wonder where my lost Johnny's gone (x3), Oh, he's gone to that new railroad, (x2)" "Go make me a pallet on your floor, Believe I will eat morphine and die." "I'll go if I have to ride the rail To the road where my Johnny is."
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Fuson)
KEYWORDS: railroading floatingverses suicide drugs
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Fuson, pp. 151, "Lost Johnny" (1 text)
ST Fus151 (Partial)
NOTES: Obviously a composite of floating elements. But it has so many floating elements that it can't really be associated with a particular song! - RBW
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