“Bowling Green”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1947 (recording, Cousin Emmy)
Keywords: home love betrayal abandonment rambling
Found in: US

Description

"Wish I was in Bowling Green sittin' in a chair, One arm 'round my pretty little miss, the other 'round my dear." The singer offers to let her man go, wishes she were a bumblebee who could settle on her man, and sets out to ramble because she has no home

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References

  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 43, "Bowling Green" (1 text)
  2. Green-Miner, p. 230, "Bowling Green" or "Shady Grove" (1 fragmentary text)
  3. DT, BOWLGREN*
  4. BI, FSWB043