Don't Let Your Watch Run Down
DESCRIPTION: "Don' let yo' watch run down, Cap'n, Don' let yo' watch run down. Workin' on de levee, dollar an' half a day, Workin' for my Lulu, gettin' mo' dan pay." "...Workin on' de railroad, mud up to my knees, Workin' for my Lulu, she's a hard ole gal to please."
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: railroading work hardtimes floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sandburg, p. 370, "Don' Let Yo' Watch Run Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 247, "Don't Let Your Watch Run Down, Cap'n" (1 short text)
cf. "Working on the New Railroad" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me (Been All Around This World)" (floating verses)
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