Should A Been on the River in 1910
DESCRIPTION: (After an opening from "Ain't No More Cane on this Brazos" or "Go Down, Old Hannah," about driving women like men), the singer recalls a partner doing 99 years, recalls that his girl promised to visit but did not, and promises to "be around some day."
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (recorded from Arthur "Lightning" Sherrod by Jackson)
KEYWORDS: prison hardtimes floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-DeadMan, pp. 77-75, "Should A Been on the River in 1910" (1 text, 1 tune)
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