“Keep It Dark”

Author: Words: Fred Wilson / Music: E. M. Hall ?
Earliest date: 1942 (Randolph)
Keywords: Indians(Am.) technology
Found in: US(So)

Description

"I am gwine to tell you some very queer news, But keep it dark, keep it dark." The singer describes various things which happened secretly: A fight between him and his wife, a fight with the Indians, the illumination supplied by the electric light

Notes

Randolph says this is printed in "Sam MacFlinn's Great Clown Songster." I suspect the version there must make more sense than Randolph's version. Anyone have a copy? - RBW

References

  1. Randolph 504, "Keep It Dark" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7590
  3. BI, R504