Johnny Booker; Johnny Booger; I drove down to Ligberg town
@ University of Arkansas
Descriptionvoice Collected for M.C.Parler Collected and transcribed by Sara Jo Fendley Mt. View, Ark., Jan. 11, 1964 sung by Raymond Sanders learned from Uncle Ally Johnson in Edmonson Co. Kentucky Reel 420, Item 9 XXIV Johnny Booker I drove down to Ligberg town broke my yoke in the collar of the crown drove from there to old Wright's shop and I hollered at the driver and I told him to stop Do Johnny Booker won' t you help this nigger Do Johnny Booker do. Si Mr. Wright won't you mend my yoke He jumped at the bellows and he blowed up a smoke Si Mr. Wright no time to stay He grabbed up his hammer and he banged right away Do Johnny Booker won't you help this nigger Do Johnny Booker do. Si Mr. Wright do you charge anything for mending my hoke and ring No says he I never charge Without the work is very hard Do Johnny Booker won't you help this nigger Do Johnny Booker Do. I drove from there to Andy's mill There to pull that little hill whipped my steers and I rolled my cart all I could do and I couldn't start Do Johnny Booker won't you help this nigger Do Johnny Booker do. I whipped my steers and there I stay' ed 'till twelve o'clock way next day I said to the driver this won't do I must push and so must you Do Johnny Booker won't you help this nigger Do Johnny...
Fendley, Sara JoFendley, Sara Jo
1964 01 11
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