“Hook and Line”


"Gimme the hook and gimme the line; Gimme the girl you call Caroline." Possibly part of the same song: "Set my hook and give it a flip; Caught old (name) by the lip."

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Hook and Line
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From Harvey H. Fuson, Ballads of the Kentucky Highlands, p. 157.
As remembered by Fuson himself.

Gimme the hook
And gimme the line;
Gimme the girl
You call Caroline.


  1. Fuson, p. 157, "Hook and Line" (third of 12 single-stanza jigs) (1 fragment); also possibly p. 157, "The Hook" (the fourth jig)
  2. ST Fus157 (Full)
  3. Roud #13943
  4. BI, Fus157


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1931 (Fuson)
Found in: US(Ap)