“Way Down in Rackensack (Old Coon Dog)”


"Somebody stole my old coon dog, I wish they'd bring him back, He drove the big 'uns over the fence An' the little ones through the crack. It's gettin' out the way o' the fiddler O (x3), Way down in Rackensack."


  • Bradley Kincaid, "Old Coon Dog" (Brunswick 485, c. 1930)
  • George "Shortbuckle" Roark, "My Old Coon Dog"(Columbia 15383-D, 1929; rec. 1928; a melange that also includes bits of, among other songs, "Whoa, Mule," "Possum Up a Gum Stump," and "Shoo Fly")
  • Fiddlin' Doc Roberts, "My Old Coon Dog" (Gennett 6558, 1928)


  1. Randolph 350, "Way Down in Rackensack" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7627
  3. BI, R350


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (recording, Fiddlin' Doc Roberts)
Keywords: animal dog theft
Found in: US(So)