Fallin' Down

DESCRIPTION: A convict's tree-cutting song: "A-well my hammer keep a-hangin', cause it's falling down (x2). "A-well, my timber getting limber, cause it's falling down." "I done a-warned you...." "My diamond striking fire...." "So soon in the morning...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1964 (collected from Johnny Jackson and David Tippett by Bruce Jackson)
KEYWORDS: work lumbering prison nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-WakeUpDeadMan, pp. 222-226, "Fallin' Down" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
File: JDM222

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