Huntin' for Fun

DESCRIPTION: "Ain't no use in foolin' around, Too many cops in this old town." The singer advises going to the country for corn liquor and women, more common there than in town. "Just fill up your belly and roll in the leaves, Sing and whistle and do as you please."
AUTHOR: probably adapted by John Daniel Vass
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (collected by Shellans from John Daniel Vass)
KEYWORDS: drink courting police nonballad
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Shellans, p. 52, "Huntin' for Fun" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7332
NOTES: Shellans notes the similarity of this tune to a military cadence, though he does not state whether informant John Daniel Vass was ever in the military. Nonetheless, given the nature of the material collected from Vass, and the degree of repetition in this piece (in essence, it consists of a threefold repetition: No drink in this town, go to the country; No women in this town, go to the country; No fun in this town, go to the country) I have to suspect that Vass put it together himself based on the cadence chant. - RBW
File: Shel052

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