“Walk Along John”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1942 (Randolph)
Keywords: animal work nonballad
Found in: US(So)


Weasel invades the henhouse, rats invade the dairy, Black Sam invades the kitchen, etc. Chorus: "Walk along, John, piper's son, Now ain't you mighty glad your day's work's done. Walk along, John, git towards home, Ain't you mighty glad...."


  1. Randolph 296, "Walk Along John" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7824
  3. BI, R296