I Wouldn't Go There Any More
DESCRIPTION: "Goin' to the bathin' house, Goin' to the kitchen, My foot slip an' I fell down, I wouldn' go there no mo'"
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Parrish)
KEYWORDS: nonballad injury
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Parrish, p. 119, ("Goin' to the bathing house") (1 fragment)
NOTES [216 words]: The description is the Parrish fragment. There are other fragments with the tag line "I won't go there any more." It's tempting to lump them all together but the evidence is too thin.
Here are a few examples: Robert Ford, editor, Vagabond Songs and Ballads of Scotland (second series) (Paisley:Alexander Gardner, 1901 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 71-78, "The Hogg's Tub," a humorous courtship with a chorus, "The hogg's tub, the hogg's tub, The tub behind the door; She tumbled me into the hogg's tub, And I'll never go there any more"; that chorus is shared as a verse in John A. Lomax and Alan Lomax, American Ballads and Folk Songs (The Macmillan Company: New York, 1953), pp. 277-280, "Old Joe Clark," "I won't go down to old Joe's house, I've told you here before; He fed me in a hog-trough And I won't go there any more"; the first verse and chorus has a life of its own in The Book of Nursery Rhymes Complete (Philadelphia: Theodore Bliss & Co., 1846 ("Digitized by Google")), #116, ("It's once I courted as pretty a lass"); E.C. Perrow, "Songs and Rhymes from the South" in The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 28 No. 108 (Apr-Jun 1915), #45 p. 183, "Sally Ann," "I asked her if she loved me, She said she felt above me; Out the door she shoved me -- I won't go there any more." - BS
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