“Hard Time in Old Virginnie”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1963
Keywords: hardtimes freedom slave nonballad
Found in: US


Chorus: "Hard Time in Old Virginnie." Verses: "Summer comin' again." "Comin' in the rainbow." "Comin' in the cloud." "My old missus promise me" "When she die she set me free." "She love so long" "Till her head got bald."


Described by Courlander as a pestle song for pounding rice. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Courlander-NFM, p. 116, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, CNFM116A