Bound to California
DESCRIPTION: Shanty. "Good-bye my lads good-bye, no one can tell me why. I am bound to California, to reap the shinning gold. Good-bye, my lads, good-bye."
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (C. Fox Smith, _A Book of Shanties_)
KEYWORDS: shanty mining farewell gold
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hugill, p. 118, "Bound to California" (1 short text, 1 tune) [AbEd, o. 101]
NOTES: Hugill guesses this is of Negro origin. C. Fox Smith thinks it has some relationship to "Shallow Brown." - SL
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