Goodbye, Pretty Mama
DESCRIPTION: "I'm gonna take those shoes I bought you, Put yo' feet on de groun' (x2)." "I'm gonna leave you jes' like I foun' you, All out an' down (x2)." "I ain' gonna buy you nothin' else, When I go to town (x2)."
EARLIEST DATE: 1934
KEYWORDS: separation clothes
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-ABFS, p. 20, "Good-by, Pretty Mama" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The Lomaxes call this a "variant of the Tie-Tamping Chant." They offer no supporting evidence, however, and the forms of the two songs are different. So I separate them (though Roud lumps them). - RBW
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