“Quitting Time Song”

Alternate titles: “Arwhoolie”; “Hoolie”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939
Keywords: nonballad work
Found in: US(SE)


Call and response cornfield holler. "Oh oh oh oh, I won't be here long. Oh oh oh oh, Dark don't catch me here." That's about it.


  1. Botkin-SoFolklr, p. 744, "Quitting Time Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, BSoF744