Way Down the Ohio

DESCRIPTION: Fragment: "Way down the Ohio my little boat I steered/In hopes that some pretty girl on the banks will appear/I'll hug her and kiss her till my mind is at ease/And I'll turn my back on her and court who I please"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE:
KEYWORDS: courting sex infidelity travel lover
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SharpAp 198, "Way Down the Ohio" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Roud #3616
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Green Brier Shore (II)" (lyrics)
NOTES: This is very like the chorus of "Green Brier Shore (II)," itself a composite, but it lacks that song's theme of parental disapproval. And in this one, the young man's a cad. - PJS
File: ShAp2198

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