Hard Times in Old Virginia
DESCRIPTION: Response is "Hard time in old Virginia." Leader lines include "Old Virginia," "My old missus was a rich old lady," "Seven children around her table." Also verses like "my old missus promise me ... When she died she'd set me free"
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish)
KEYWORDS: floatingverses nonballad shanty
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Parrish, p. 234, "Hard Time in Ole Virginny" (1 text)
John Davis and the Georgia Sea Island Singers, "Hard Times in Ol' Virginia" (on LomaxCD1713)
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