Down On Me
DESCRIPTION: Floating verses: "Down on me, down on me..." "I wonder what Satan is growling about..." "Mind my mother how you walk on the cross..." "Satan's mad and I'm so glad..." Refrain: "...Seems like everybody in this whole wide world is down on me"
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (recording, Dock Reed)
KEYWORDS: floatingverses nonballad religious Devil
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Carawan/Carawan-AintYouGotARight, p. 137, "Down On Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mary Pinckney, "Down on Me" (on BeenStorm1)
Dock Reed, "Down on Me" (AFS 4058 A1, 1940; on LC10)
cf. "That's All Right" (floating verses)
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