I'm Goin' Back to Good Ol' Birmingham
DESCRIPTION: "I"m goin' back to good old Birmingham." "I went to the depot, I looked up on the bo'd (x3), It's good times here but it was better way up the road." "Asked the depot agent, What train must I ride?" "I'm goin' back to Florida where it's warm...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1980 (Rosenbaum)
KEYWORDS: railroading travel floatingverses nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Rosenbaum, pp. 198-199, "I'm GOin' Back to Good Ol' Birmingham" (1 short text, 1 tune)
cf. "Leavin' Here, Don't Know Where I'm Goin'" (lyrics)
NOTES: Rosenbaum's text (from Willie Hill) is short enough that it might be a free-floating fragment of some other lonesome train song, but it's too short to allow positive identification and appears to have some independent elements, so it gets its own entry. - RBW
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