Thought I Fell in Ten Foot of Water
DESCRIPTION: Hammering song. "Thought I fell in, Uh! ten foot o' water, Uh! (x3), Over my head, Uh! over my head. Uh!" "Jay bird sat on, Uh! a hickory limb, Uh! (x3), Over my head, Uh! over my head. Uh!"
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: worksong bird
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scarborough-NegroFS, pp. 217-218, "Work-Song" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Scarborough says the first part of this tune is "I've Been Working on the Railroad." Not quite, though it's close. - RBW
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