Roll, Jordan, Roll (II)
DESCRIPTION: Humorous verses for "Roll, Jordan, Roll," e.g. "Kate went a-fishing the other night, Roll sweet Jordan roll, She broke eleven hooks and never got a bite..." "[A chicken] sneezed so hard with the whooping cough It sneezed its head and tail both off."
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad religious
FOUND IN: US(SE,So)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Randolph 303, "Roll, Jordan, Roll" (1 text)
BrownIII 469, "Way Down Yonder on Cedar Street" (1 short text)
BrownSchinhanV 469, "Way Down Yonder on Cedar Street" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
NOTES: Brown's six-line fragment is not in the same form as Randolph's song, and doesn't mention the Jordan. But they start with the same lines; in the absence of real data to classify the Brown text, I lump them. - RBW
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