Been All Around the Whole Round World
DESCRIPTION: "Been all around the whole round world, oh babe (x3), Tryin' to find a brown-skinned Creole girl..." The singer complains about the killing work on the Joe Fowler, boasts of his ability to work, and admits being on the run for murder
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Wheeler)
KEYWORDS: travel work river
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MWheeler, p. 103-104, "Been All Aroun' the Whole Roun' Worl'" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Not to be confused with "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me (Been All Around This World)."
For information on the steamer "Joe Fowler," see the notes to "I'm Going Down the River." - RBW
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