I'm Goin' to Pick my Banjo (Old Woman in the Garden)

DESCRIPTION: The singer watches his wife hoe the garden and cook while the lazy hound sits. He picks the banjo. The preacher tells him he'll never get to heaven; he repeats his refrain: "I'm goin' to pick my banjo... pick it while I can... right to the Promised Land."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Warner)
KEYWORDS: music clergy work
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Warner 125, "I'm Goin' to Pick my Banjo (or, Old Woman in the Garden)" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST Wa125 (Partial)
Roud #7478
Frank Profffitt, "Old Woman in the Garden" (on USWarnerColl01)
File: Wa125

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