“Oughta Come on the River”


"Oughta come on the river Long time ago, I don't know partner, Say, you oughta know, You'd catch plenty trouble Everywhere you go." The Captain threatens the members of the gang. The singer dreams of freedom


There are many, many elements of "Ain't No More Cane on this Brazos/Go Down, Old Hannah" in this piece -- but it appears to be different. Assuming Courlander didn't cut something essential, anyway. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Courlander-NFM, p. 103, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, CNFM103


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1963
Keywords: work chaingang freedom
Found in: US