Diamond Joe (III)

DESCRIPTION: "Diamond Joe was a rich old jay, With lots of cowboys in his pay." Chorus: "Roll on, boys, don't you roll so slow." The singer complains about working for Diamond Joe, wishes he were rich, wishes he could see his girl, thinks about death
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (collected from J. B. Dillingham)
KEYWORDS: cowboy home money hardtimes
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 247-248, "Diamond Joe" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, DIAMONJO*

Roud #3585
NOTES: Roud lumps this with the two other Diamond Joe songs in the Index, but this one -- which seems to have been collected only by the Lomaxes -- has mostly unique lyrics and not much of a plot; I think it deserves its own listing. - RBW
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