DESCRIPTION: "Coonjine (or "coonshine"), ladies, coonjine, Coonjine on the floor. O, my papa don't 'low me to coonshine, And my me don't 'low me to try. Git up in the morning 'fore day, Coonjine on teh sly."
EARLIEST DATE: 1919 (Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5)
KEYWORDS: mother father
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 738, "Coonshine" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES [36 words]: The current description is based on the Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 fragment. The "coonjine" is a dance, whereas "coonshine" is nothing that I know of, so I have adopted the "coonjine" title. - RBW
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