On a Cold Frosty Morning

DESCRIPTION: "On a cold frosty morning a nigger feels good; He shouldered up his axe and went off to the wood." He all but freezes in the cold. (Various other observations about his life. The song may complain about white men's privilege)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: nonballad Black(s)
FOUND IN: US(Ap,SE,So)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Randolph 283, "On a Cold Frosty Morning" (2 texts, 1 tune)
BrownIII 474, "Cold Frosty Morning" (1 fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 474, "Cold Frosty Morning" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Roberts, #89, "Cold Frosty Morning" (1 text, 1 tune)
Arnold, p. 116, "Work Song"(1 short text,1 tune)

Roud #3439
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Old Jesse" (lyrics)
File: R283

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