Down the Road (III)
DESCRIPTION: "Way down yonder as far as I have been, All them women love rowdy men, Down the road, down the road, Can't get a letter from down the road." "Way down yonder far as I can see, Everybody looks like me." "The first I knowed, the sheriff had me."
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Lunsford31)
KEYWORDS: courting police
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Roberts, #69, "Down the Road" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Lunsford31, p. 51, "Down the Road" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Roud #3426 and 11585
NOTES [65 words]: Roud lists this as a version of "Black-Eyed Susie (Green Corn)." The brevity of the text makes this barely possible, but I doubt it.
Lunsford's version mentions Ida Red in the first chorus, which clearly floated in from one of the songs by that name, but the rest goes here. Lunsford's version is also short. A tricky problem. Roud puts Roberts' version with #3246, Lunsford's with #11585. - RBW
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