Better Get Your Ticket
DESCRIPTION: "Better git yo' ticket (x2), Train's a-comin', Lord-ee-ee, Lord-ee-ee! Um-um-um-um-um-um-um-um-um." "Hold your bonnet, Hold your shawl, Don't let go that waterfall, Shout, Sister Betty, Shout!"
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: train religious
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 239, (no title) (1 short text)
NOTES [34 words]: I suspect this is a variant on one of the "Gospel Train" songs, but the form is different enough and Scarborough's text so short that it's not possible to tell which one. So it gets a separate entry. - RBW
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