Going Down the River
DESCRIPTION: Floating verses: "Hey, little girl, if you don't give me dinner/I'll buy me a boat and sail down the river" "Coon Creek's up, Coon Creek's muddy/I'm so drunk I can't stand steady" "Goodbye wife, goodbye baby/Goodbye biscuits sopped in gravy"
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Pullers)
KEYWORDS: marriage food river dancetune floatingverses nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Pullers, "Going Down the River" (Victor 21711, 1928)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Going Down the River" (NLCR13)
NOTES: This shouldn't be confused with any of the other "Down the River" songs. - PJS
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