DESCRIPTION: "I'm goin' up the river to carry them sacks (x3), I'll have your lap full of dollars when I get back." "I asked my sugar for a little kiss..." "You go back up the river and carry some sacks, (x3), You can get my kisses when the boat gets back"
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Wheeler)
KEYWORDS: work love separation money
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MWheeler, pp. 29-30, "Carryin' Sacks" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: A ballad in miniature, though it really is more of a blues, and I suspect no two singers would do it quite the same way. - RBW
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