“Rowdy Soul”


"I'm a rowdy soul (x2), Don't care whether I work or not." The singer raised no crop last year; he blames the poor soil. He hopes to build a better house, safe from yellowjackets. He describes his partying lifestyle

Cross references


  • Janie Scott Kincey, "Sometimes I Ride an Old Grey Mare (I'm a Rowdy Old Soul)" (AFS CYL-23-3, 1933)
  • Will Starks, "I'm a Rowdy Soul" (AFS 6653 B3, 1942)


  1. MWheeler, pp. 93-94, "Rowdy Soul" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #10034
  3. BI, MWhee093


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (recording, Janie Scott Kincey)
Found in: US