“Up and Down the Railroad Track”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1914
Keywords: dancing floatingverses love horse
Found in: US

Description

"Up and down the railroad track And halfway swing around... Do-si-do my darling Miss with the white slippers on." "The higher up the cherry tree...." "Wish I had a needle and thread...." And miscellaneous other floating verses

Notes

This text was originally printed in the _Journal of American Folklore_, Vol. 27 [1914]. There is no tune. It will be obvious that it consists mostly of floating verses (from "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss," "Jubilee," and the like), and it is probably an offshoot of one of these -- but there simply isn't enough information to classify it clearly. - RBW

Cross references

References

  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 100, "Up and Down the Railroad Track" (1 text)
  2. Roud #11091
  3. BI, FCW100