I Know You Rider

DESCRIPTION: "I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone (x2), Gonna miss your li'l mama from rollin' in your arms." The singer sets out to find a man who will give her some "decent care." If she can't be her man's love, she won't be his dog. Many verses float
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1934 (Lomax)
KEYWORDS: love separation abandonment abuse floatingverses
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 196-197, "Woman Blue" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 77, "I Know You Rider" (1 text)
DT, KNOWRIDR

Roud #15575
NOTES: The Lomaxes claim to have gotten one verse of this from a female prisoner (location unidentified). No word of the source for the other ninety percent of their text. - RBW
File: LxA196

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