“Easy Rider”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (recording, Ma Rainey)
Keywords: love courting husband infidelity floatingverses
Found in: US(So)

Description

"Easy rider, see what you have done... Made me love you, now your man done come." The singer expresses regret about the relationship between men and women, but hopes to do better in the future

Notes

The Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang's "b" definition [of "easy rider"], "a woman who is sexually promiscuous or easily seduced", is the one that applies here. (Another definition, interestingly enough, is "guitar.") - PJS

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Recordings

References

  1. Sandburg, pp. 246-247, "C. C. Rider" (2 short texts, 1 tune)
  2. Lomax-FSUSA 22, "Easy Rider" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Courlander-NFM, p. 19, "(See See Rider)" (1 tune, partial text); cf. pp. 152-153 (apparently a combination of this song with "Satisfied") (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Silber-FSWB, p. 75, "Easy Rider" (1 text)
  5. DT, EASYRIDR*
  6. Roud #10056
  7. BI, LxU022