Going to Boston

DESCRIPTION: Playparty: "Goodbye girls, I'm going to Boston, (x3) Early in the morning." "Rights and lefts and play the better." "Won't you look pretty in the ballroom." The verses may describe the girls following the boys, or may just be about dancing
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (JAFL 20)
KEYWORDS: playparty dancing travel
FOUND IN: US(Ap,MW,So)
REFERENCES (10 citations):
Wolford, p. 49=WolfordRev, pp. 200-201, "Go to Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 526, "We'll All Go to Boston" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Owens-2ed, p. 154, "Going to Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-ABFS, pp. 297-298, "Going to Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sharp/Karpeles-80E 67, "Going to Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ritchie-SingFam, pp. 62-64, "[Goin' to Boston]" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ritchie-Southern, p. 19, "Goin' to Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
SharpAp 261, "Going to Boston" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 391, "Going To Boston" (1 text)
DT, GOINBSTN

Roud #3595
RECORDINGS:
Pete Seeger, "Going to Boston" (on PeteSeeger21)
Art Thieme, "Going to Cairo" (on Thieme05)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Paw-Paw Patch" (lyrics)
File: SKE67

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