“Early in the Morning (II)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1944 (Wheeler)
Keywords: travel separation mother prison
Found in: US


"Early in the morning, just about the break of day, You ought to see me grab my pillow Where my good gal used to lay." The singer is going up river; he complains about his girl, his life, his failure to listen to mother, the need to travel to escape jail


  1. MWheeler, pp. 104-105, "Early in the Mornin'" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #10038
  3. BI, MWhee104