Marthy Had a Baby
DESCRIPTION: "Marthy had a baby, and she said 'twas mine." "It must have been the walker's [walking boss's], 'cause it had blue eyes." "The walker couldn't stand to hear the baby cry." "Me an' my buddy stared lopin' down the road."
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (collected from Roscoe McLean)
KEYWORDS: baby bastard prison father mother
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-Singing, pp. 385-386, "Marthy Had a Baby" (1 text, 1 tune)
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