“Four O'Clock”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Scarborough)
Keywords: courting nightvisit
Found in: US(So)


"Baby, I can't sleep, and neither can I eat; Round your bedside I'm gwine to creep. Four o'clock, baby, four o'clock, I'll make it in about four o'clock."


A "creeper" song -- that, according to Scarborough, being the southern name for a night visitor. - RBW


  1. Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 274, "Four O'Clock" (1 short text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, ScNF274A