“The W.P.A. Gathering”

Author: James W. Day ("Jilson Setters")?
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Keywords: music travel nonballad
Found in: US(Ap)


"Uncle Sam was very kind, He gave the people aid; The W.P.A. is working hard, Good roads will soon be made." This effort makes possible the Lost Hope Hollow Singing Gathering.


This is even more suspicious than most of the songs in Thomas, since it actually mentions her by her ridiculous title of "The Traipsin' Woman."

The piece is likely by Jilson Setters, but Thomas's notes make it impossible to be absolutely certain. - RBW

Historical references

Cross references


  1. Thomas-Makin', p. 244, (no title) (1 text)
  2. Roud #13961
  3. BI, ThBa244