“Paddle Your Own Canoe”

Author: H. Clifton
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: nonballad work
Found in: US(SE)


"I've traveled about a bit in my time And of troubles I've seen a few, But I found it better in every clime To paddle my own canoe." The singer advises loving one's neighbor, not being downhearted, and remaining as independent as possible

Cross references


  1. BrownIII 55, "Paddle Your Own Canoe" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6093
  3. BI, Be3055