“Darlin' (I)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973
Keywords: prison work hardtimes chaingang floatingverses

Description

"If I'd a-known my captain was blind, darlin', darlin'... Wouldna gone to work till half past nine." The captain and the worker quarrel; the captain won't tell the time, and will throw him in jail if he argues. The singer wishes he had listened to mother

Notes

Every word of this song floats -- so much so that I was tempted to list it as a variant of some other song. But the form is unique. It is probably someone's rework, but it's hard to tell what the "original" was. - RBW

Cross references

References

  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 68, "Darlin'" (1 text)
  2. DT, DARLNCAP
  3. BI, FSWB068