“Johnny and Jane”

Author: Frank Hutchison
Earliest date: 1933 (recording, Martin & Roberts)
Keywords: fight abuse prison escape humorous lover

Description

"Johnny and Jane had a falling out; Johnny run Jane right outta sight." She promises to come; he beats and runs her naked around town. She's sentenced to Moundsville (VA) jail. She escapes. Refrain: "Johnny don't allow no lowdown hanging around."

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References

  1. Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 59, "Johnny and Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. DT, JOHNJANE*
  3. BI, CSW059