I'll Rise When the Rooster Crows

DESCRIPTION: Disjointed, some floating verses: "Going up yonder gonna put on my robes, gonna put on my golden shoes." "Where the duck chews tobacco and the goose drinks wine" Chorus: "I'll rise when the rooster crows... down where the sugar cane grows"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (recording, Uncle Dave Macon)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Disjointed, some floating verses: "Going up yonder gonna put on my robes, gonna put on my golden shoes." "Where the duck chews tobacco and the goose drinks wine/The old hen cackles while the rooster keeps the time." "What you gonna do when the women all dead/Gonna stand in the corner with a hung-down head/If I had to marry I wouldn't marry for riches/Marry a big fat girl who couldn't wear my britches." Chorus: "I'll rise when the rooster crows...I'm going back south where the sun shines hot, oh, down where the sugar-cane grows"
KEYWORDS: marriage drink floatingverses nonballad chickens
FOUND IN: US(SE)
RECORDINGS:
Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers, "I'll Rise When the Rooster Crows" (Victor V-40048, 1929; rec. 1928.)
Uncle Dave Macon, "Rise When the Rooster Crows" (Vocalion 5097/Vocalion 15321, 1926)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Devilish Mary" (floating verses)
cf. "Hopalong Peter" (floating verses)
cf. "Hen Cackle" (floating verses)
File: RcIRWTRC

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