Tie-Tamping Chant

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, tamp 'em up solid, So dey won't come down... Oh, you can do it." Any suitable verse may be used. Last line of chorus is repeated until the task is finished. Another verse is "All, right now, boys, Let me tell you 'bout Sis Joe this time...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Lomax-ABFS)
KEYWORDS: work worksong nonballad
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 17-19, "Tie-Tamping Chant" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-Singing, pp. 262-263, "Sis Joe"; "Track Lining Holler" (2 texts, 1 tune)

Roud #15522
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Pay Me My Money Down" (floating lyrics)
NOTES: The Lomaxes quote all sorts of verses for this song. One suspects that not all actually came from their informant. - RBW
Last updated in version 3.2
File: LxA017

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