Going to German

DESCRIPTION: Chorus: "I'm going to German', I'll be back some old day (x3)." "Tell me, mama, what more can I do? I been around the world, can't get along with you." The singer says he has paid the girl's fine, but they still didn't get along. He now has a new girl
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, [Gus] Cannon's Jug Stompers)
KEYWORDS: travel love abandonment
FOUND IN: US
RECORDINGS:
[Gus] Cannon's Jug Stompers, "Going to Germany" (Victor 38585, 1929; Victor 21351, Bluebird B5413, 1930s)
NOTES: Jerry Silverman thinks this is a First World War song. but there is absolutely no hint in the song that the singer is a soldier, no mention of fighting, no mention of the Kaiser. Bob Bovee notes that, although Gus Cannon (who seems to be the ultimate source) called the song "Going to Germany," everyone sings the song "Going to German." - RBW
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File: RcGoToG

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