“Don't Let Your Watch Run Down”


"Don' let yo' watch run down, Cap'n, Don' let yo' watch run down. Workin' on de levee, dollar an' half a day, Workin' for my Lulu, gettin' mo' dan pay." "...Workin on' de railroad, mud up to my knees, Workin' for my Lulu, she's a hard ole gal to please."

Cross references


  1. Sandburg, p. 370, "Don' Let Yo' Watch Run Down" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 247, "Don't Let Your Watch Run Down, Cap'n" (1 short text)
  3. Roud #11641
  4. BI, San370


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Found in: US(So)