“Tie-Tamping Chant”


"Oh, tamp 'em up solid, So dey won't come down... Oh, you can do it." Any suitable verse may be used. Last line of chorus is repeated until the task is finished.


The Lomaxes quote all sorts of verses for this song. One suspects that not all actually came from their informant. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 17-19, "Tie-Tamping Chant" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #15522
  3. BI, LxA017


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934
Keywords: work worksong nonballad
Found in: US