“Limber Jim”


A long collocation of (often) floating verses, with recurrent themes of gambling, women, comparisons between black and white, "rebels," all in no apparent order, with a variable refrain including the words "Limber Jim" and the chorus response "Shiloh!"

Cross references


  1. Botkin-MRFolklr, p. 593, "Limber Jim" (1 text)
  2. Courlander-NFM, pp. 120-121, "(Shiloh)" (1 text)
  3. BI, BMRF593B


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924
Found in: US(MW)