“Automobile Trip Through Alabama”

Author: probably Red Henderson
Earliest date: 1920s (recording, Red Henderson & Emmett Bankston)
Keywords: travel hunting technology humorous nonsense recitation talltale


Narrative: surreal description of speaker's trip through Alabama in an talking Ford filled with "Loco-Pep" gasoline. They fight off biting insects and a rattlesnake; the car falls to pieces, then reassembles itself. Incorporates bearhunt tall-tale