Early in the Morning (IV -- prison song)
DESCRIPTION: An axe song with unfixed lyrics. "Well, it's early in the morning, hear the dingdong ring." "Well, I'm don in the bottom, on a live oak log." "Partner can't hold me, hold me no longer." "Murder on Darrington, Godamighty my lord, Who was the rider?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (collected from Willie Craig by Jackson)
KEYWORDS: prison work homicide separation
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-DeadMan, pp. 267-274, "Early in the Morning" (2 texts, 1 tune)
cf. "The Midnight Special" (lyrics)
NOTES: Like many of the songs collected by Jackson -- especially the axe songs -- this is more a framework than an actual song, and could easily have been classified with something else, or split into several songs. - RBW
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