Rolling Stone, The [Laws B25]

DESCRIPTION: Hard times leave a husband wanting to move to (California/Wisconsin); his wife wishes to stay at home. She wins the argument by pointing out that they might be killed by Indians on their way
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Thompson-Pioneer)
KEYWORDS: poverty hardtimes travel settler
REFERENCES (14 citations):
Laws B25, "The Rolling Stone"
Thompson-Pioneer 57, "Wisconsin" (1 text)
Belden, pp. 351-352, "The Rolling Stone" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
Randolph 194, "The Rolling Stone" (4 texts, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 186-188, "The Rolling Stone" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 194A)
Fuson, p. 100, "The Stone that Is Rolling" (1 text)
FSCatskills 87, "The Rolling Stone" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 106-108, "The Wisconsin Emigrant's Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
Musick-Larkin 14, "The California Song" (1 text)
Peters, p. 43, "Away to Wisconsin" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #162, "A Rolling Stone Will Gather No Moss" (1 text)
Cohen-AFS2, pp. 428-429, "[Wisconsin] Emigrant's Song" (1 text plus an excerpt and a text of a possible English source from 1734)
Scott-BoA, pp. 161-163, "The Wisconsin Emigrant" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #710
cf. "The Husband's Departure" (form, lyrics)
File: LB25

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