RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME KNOWLEDGE [BLACKBOARD] TITAN CONNECT QUICK LINKS
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for 8366 returned 1 result.

showing 1 item

Wagoner's Lad

Oh, hard is the fortune of all womenkind,
She's always controlled, she's always confined
Controlled by her parents until she's a wife
A slave to her husband for the rest of her life.

Oh, I'm just a poor girl, my fortune is sad
I've always been courted by the wagoner's lad
He's courted me daily by night and by day
And now he is loading and going away

Oh my parents don't like him because he is poor
They say he's not worthy to enter my door
He works for a living his money's his own
And if they don't like it they can leave him alone

Oh your horses are hungry go feed them some hay
Then sit down beside me as long as you may
My horses ain't hungry they won't eat your hay
So fare thee well darlin I'll be on my way

Oh your wagon need greasing your whip is to mend
Then sit down beside me as long as you can
My wagon is greasy my whip in my hand
So fare thee well darlin no longer to stand

 

Submitter comment:

The lyrics and verses of this ballad are from Appalachia.

Data entry tech comment:

Joan Baez's version.

Where learned: Joan Baez tape ; Appalachia

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic

View just this record

showing 1 item

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.