DESCRIPTION: "Julie, hear me whan I call you, Julie won't hear me." "B'lieve I'll go to Dallas, Got to see my Julie, Oh my Lordy." " Raise 'em up together." "Better get the sergeant." "My feet is gettin' itchy." "Child's gettin' hungry." "Rattler can't hold me."
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (collected from W. D. Alexander by Jackson)
KEYWORDS: prison love separation
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-DeadMan, pp. 231-233, "Julie" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Jackson believes that singer W. D. Alexander adapted this to his own situation, and it seems likely enough. However, most of the verses here are singles lines repeated three times, with no need for a rhyme, so any convict could have made it his own. We thus cannot really say whether Alexander originated the song. - RBW
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