Rata-tat-tat (Railroad camp shack rouser wake-up song)
DESCRIPTION: Couplets followed by "rata-tat-tat" with a stick beat on the shack door. "Wake up buddy it's hard but it's fair You had a good home but you wouldn't stay there." "Wake up buddy and sit on the rock It ain't quite day but it's four o'clock"
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish)
KEYWORDS: work nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Parrish, p. 246, ("Wake up buddy") (1 text)
NOTES: The current description is based on the Parrish text. - BS
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