Can't You Line It?
DESCRIPTION: "When I get to Illinois, I'm gonna spread the word about the Florida boys. Shove it over! Hey, hey, can't you line it?...." The singer complains about hard times and high prices, and describes the conditions in which he works
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (Hurston, Mules and Men)
KEYWORDS: work hardtimes railroading
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Lomax-FSNA 293, "Can't You Line It?" (1 text, 1 tune)
Botkin-SoFolklr, p. 746, "Can't You Line It?" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Zora Neale Hurston, _Mules and Men_ (New York,1990 (paperback edition of 1935 original)), pp. 264-266, "Can't You Line It?" (with tune)
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