“Johnny, Won't You Ramble”


"Well, I went down to Helltown To see the Devil chain down. Johnny, won't you ramble, Hoe, hoe, hoe!" The singer tells how the masters plan to make the slaves work harder. The slave offers money to avoid a whipping; master would "rather hear you holler"


  1. Lomax-FSNA 275, "Johnny, Won't You Ramble" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Greenway-AFP, p. 96, "Johnnie, Wontcha Ramble" (1 text)
  3. Roud #6708
  4. BI, LoF275


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934
Found in: US(So)