“Come, Love, Come, the Boat Lies Low”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1944 (Wheeler)
Keywords: love courting home river floatingverses
Found in: US


"Come, love, come, and go with me, I'll take you down about Tennessee. Open up the window, oh love do, Listen to the music I'm playing for you, Come, love, come, the boat lies low,...." The girl is urged to float "on the Old Ben Joe"


Another collection -- at least in Wheeler's version -- of mostly floating material. But I suspect the chorus ("Come, love, come, the boat lies low, Lies high and dry on the Ohio...") is characteristic of something rather longer. - RBW



  1. MWheeler, pp. 90-91, "Come, Love, Come, the Boat Lies Low" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #10033
  3. BI, MWhee090