I Want to Go Back to Georgia
DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "I want to go back to Georgia, And I want to go back to Georgia." Verses float: "The 'coon he hates a ringy tail." "The higher you'll climb the cherry tree." "I won't have you to save my life... But I can get a-plenty more, For 18 cents a dozen."
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Morris, Southern Folklore Quarterly)
KEYWORDS: travel home floatingverses courting
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Morris, #140, "I Want to Go Back to Georgia" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Fly Around, My Pretty Little Miss" (floating lyrics) and references there
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