Raise 'Em Up Higher

DESCRIPTION: "Raise 'em up higher, higher, drop 'em down (c3), Never know the difference when the sun goes down." "Twenty-one hammers fallin' in a line (x3), Nobody's hammer, buddy, ring-a like mine." The singer hopes his girl hears him and talks of work
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1964 (various recordings from prisoners made by Bruce Jackson)
KEYWORDS: prison hardtimes separation
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Jackson-DeadMan, pp. 275-280, "Raise 'Em Up Higher" (5 texts, 2 tunes)
NOTES: As with so much in Jackson, these songs are grouped rather arbitrarily, and some might perhaps be split off or lumped with other songs. - RBW
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File: JDM275

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