“River's Up and Still A-Rising”


"River's up and still a-rising, Just got back from a negro baptizing." "Farewell, mourners (x2), Goodbye, I'se gwine to leave you behind." Most verses are about improbable dress: "Had an old hat, had no brim, Looked like a blue jay sitting on a limb."


  1. BrownIII 326, "River's Up and Still A-Rising" (1 text)
  2. Roud #16840
  3. BI, Br3326


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Found in: US(SE)