Great God A'mighty

DESCRIPTION: A chopping song with story. "He's a-choppin de new ground (x3), Great God a'mighty." The singer describes his axe blade, boasts of his ability, and discusses arguments with the captain
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934
KEYWORDS: prisoner chaingang work
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 79-82, "Great God A'mighty" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15571
RECORDINGS:
Texas state farm prisoners, "Chopping in the New Ground" (on NPCWork)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Choppin' Charlie" (lyrics)
NOTES: This shares many of its verses, and its setting, with "Choppin' Charlie." But "Choppin' Charlie" has a plot of sorts, and "Great God A'mighty" is just a chopping song, so I very tentatively split them. - RBW
File: LxA079

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