“Going Down the River”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (recording, Dr. Smith's Champion Hoss Hair Pullers)
Keywords: marriage food river dancetune floatingverses nonballad

Description

Floating verses: "Hey, little girl, if you don't give me dinner/I'll buy me a boat and sail down the river" "Coon Creek's up, Coon Creek's muddy/I'm so drunk I can't stand steady" "Goodbye wife, goodbye baby/Goodbye biscuits sopped in gravy"

Notes

This shouldn't be confused with any of the other "Down the River" songs. - PJS

Recordings

References

  1. DT, DOWNRIVE
  2. BI, RcGDtRy1