“Roll, Jordan, Roll (II)”


Humorous verses for "Roll, Jordan, Roll," e.g. "Kate went a-fishing the other night, Roll sweet Jordan roll, She broke eleven hooks and never got a bite..." "[A chicken] sneezed so hard with the whooping cough It sneezed its head and tail both off."


Brown's six-line fragment is not in the same form as Randolph's song, and doesn't mention the Jordan. But they start with the same lines; in the absence of real data to classify the Brown text, I lump them. - RBW


  1. Randolph 303, "Roll, Jordan, Roll" (1 text)
  2. BrownIII 469, "Way Down Yonder on Cedar Street" (1 short text)
  3. Roud #6697
  4. BI, R303


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1942 (Randolph)
Found in: US(SE,So)