Root, Hog, or Die [Laws B21]

DESCRIPTION: The singer arrives in California broke and takes a job making hay. He soon gambles his pay away, gets drunk, and lands in jail. A friend pays his fine; he warns against the dangers of playing poker
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1910
KEYWORDS: poverty drink gambling prison reprieve
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Laws B21, "Root Hog or Die"
Randolph 422, "Root Hog or Die" (5 texts, mostly short and perhaps excerpted, 3 tunes)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 347-349, "Root Hog or Die" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 422C)
Silber-FSWB, p. 57, "Root, Hog, Or Die" (1 text)
DT 598, ROOTHOG3

Roud #3242
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Root, Hog, or Die (II)"
cf. "Root, Hog, or Die (III)"
cf. "Root, Hog, or Die (IV)"
cf. "Root, Hog, or Die (V)"
cf. "Root, Hog, or Die (Confederate Version)"
SAME TUNE:
[All the other Root, Hog, or Die songs]
New Jers-A ("Come, kind friends, all draw near," by C. A. Boggs) (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 107)
Union Root Hog or Die [1] ("Now gentlement all listen, a story you shall know") (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 163)
Union Root Hog or Die [2] ("Away down in South Carolina, they're kicking up a muss") (WolfAmericanSongSheets p. 163)
File: LB21

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