“Stealin', Stealin'”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (recording, Memphis Jug Band)
Keywords: love adultery

Description

"Stealin', stealin', pretty mama don't you tell on me, I'm stealin' back to my same old used to be." "Now put your arms around me like a circle 'round the sun...." The singer loves a married woman; it's gotten him in trouble. He says this proves his love

Notes

Hendrick van Kampen points me to sources attributing this to Gus Cannon and Will Shade. Under the circumstances, I have little choice but to list the author as unknown. - RBW

Recordings

References

  1. Silber-FSWB, p. 79, "Stealin', Stealin'" (1 text)
  2. DT, STEALN
  3. BI, FSWB079A