“Roustabout Holler”


"Oh, Po' roustabout don't have no home, Makes his livin' on his shoulder bone." The singer, loading sacks of cottonseed on the steamer Natchez, has no home and a sore shoulder, but does have a "little gal in big New Orleans."

Cross references


  1. Botkin-MRFolklr, p. 571, "Roustabout Holler" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #15599
  3. BI, BMRF571


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939
Keywords: work river
Found in: US(So)