Jim, the Carter Lad

DESCRIPTION: The carter/driver reports on his happy life: "Crack, crack, goes my whip, I whistle and I sing, I sit upon my wagon, I'm as happy as a king." He ignores bad weather, recalls being trained by his father, and tells of courting his sweetheart in the cart
AUTHOR: E. H. Harding?
EARLIEST DATE: 1870 (Oliver Ditson & Co, The New Comic Songster)
KEYWORDS: work travel courting
FOUND IN: US(MA) Ireland Britain(England(North,South,West),Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (11 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #99, p. 1, "Jim the Carter Lad" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan3 457, "Jim the Carter Lad" (3 texts, 1 tune)
Cazden/Haufrecht/Studer-FolkSongsOfTheCatskills 96, "The Stage Coach Driver's Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Copper-SongsAndSouthernBreezes, pp. 244-245, "Jim the Carter Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Mi 611, "Jim the Carter Lad" (1 text)
Kennedy-FolksongsOfBritainAndIreland 228, "Jim, the Carter Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hamer-GarnersGay, pp. 68-69, "Jimmy the Carter's Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Palmer-EnglishCountrySongbook, #20, "Joe the Carrier's Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
Henry/Huntingdon/Herrmann-SamHenrysSongsOfThePeople H171, p. 40, "Jim, the Carman Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
New-Comic-Songster, p. 14, "Jim the Carter Lad" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, JIMCART*

Roud #1080
RECORDINGS:
Jack Goodfellow, "Jim The Carter Lad" (on FSB3)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Lumber Camp Song" (lyrics)
File: FSC096

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