Lead Her Up and Down (Rosa Becky Diner, Old Betsy Lina)
DESCRIPTION: "Lead her up and down, Rosa Betsy Lina (x3) And I want you to be my darling." "Wheel and turn the old brass lantern..." "Swing corners all, Rosa Betsy Lina..." "All promenade...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Texas Folklore Society)
KEYWORDS: playparty dancing
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW,So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 552, "Lead Her Up and Down" (2 texts plus a fragment, 3 tunes)
McIntosh, pp. 57-58, "Rosabeckaliner" (1 text, 1 tune)
Rosa Betsy Lina
Betsy Larkin (?)
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