Turn, Julie-Ann, Turn

DESCRIPTION: Playparty: "Circle around, my Julie-Ann/Circle around I say...I ain't got long to stay." "I'll go on the mountaintop... If I can't get the girl I want/Let that old girl go." Chorus: "Turn, Julie-Ann, turn/Turn Old Jubilee."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (recording, Jean Ritchie)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Playparty: "Circle around, my Julie-Ann/Circle around I say...I ain't got long to stay." "My truelove spied me down the road/She hung her head and cried/Said, yanner come a booger-man/O where can I hide." "I'll go on the mountaintop, give my horn a blow/If I can't get the girl I want/Let that old girl go." Chorus: "Turn, Julie-Ann, turn/Turn Old Jubilee."
KEYWORDS: courting love dancing playparty nonballad floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
Roud #5747
RECORDINGS:
Jean Ritchie, "Turn, Julie-Ann, Turn" (on Ritchie03)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Liza Jane" (floating verses)
cf. "Cindy" (floating verses)
NOTES: I rather suspect this is the same as one or another of the floating verse singing games out there; I thought seriously about lumping it with "Julie Ann Johnson." But we're splitters, and in any case it's not obvious just *which* of those songs to lump it with. - RBW
File: RcTJAT

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