“Six Months in Jail Ain't So Long”


"Six months in jail ain't so long, baby, It's workin' on the county farm. Got my pick an' shovel now, baby, Yo' true lub is gone. Who's gwine to be yo' true lub, baby, When I'm gone? Who gwine to bring you chickens... When I'm workin' on the county farm?"

Cross references


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 231, "Work-Song" (1 short text)
  2. BI, ScNF231A


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: prison lover food work
Found in: US