Banks of the Arkansas, The

DESCRIPTION: "Prettiest little girl I ever saw, Lived on the banks of the Arkansas." "I started out with Maw and Paw, Down on the bank of the Arkansas, Plowed the crop with a mangy plug, Sold the corn in a gallon jug." Funny tales from the banks of the river
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (collected from Minta Morgan)
KEYWORDS: humorous beauty river nonballad home family floatingverses
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lomax/Lomax-OurSingingCountry, pp. 68-69, "The Bank of the Arkansaw" (1 text, 1 tune, with many, many floating verses)
Roud #10436
cf. "Cornstalk Fiddle" (lyrics)
cf. "Cotton-Eyed Joe" (lyrics)
cf. "Jim Along Josie" (lyrics)
File: LxSi068

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