Coney Isle

DESCRIPTION: Verses that ought to be floating if they aren't already: "Some folks say that a preacher won't steal/I caught three in my corn field"; "Make that feather bed... Old man Brown gonna stay all night." Chorus: "I'm on my way, I'm going back to Coney Isle."
AUTHOR: Frank Hutchison
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (recording, Frank Hutchison)
KEYWORDS: humorous nonballad floatingverses
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 181, "Coney Isle" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lester Pete Bivins, "I'm Goin' Back to Coney Isle" (Bluebird B-6950, 1937)
Roscoe Holcomb, "Coney Isle" (on Holcomb1, MMOKCD)
Frank Hutchison, "Coney Isle" (OKeh 45083, 1927)

cf. "Rosie, Darling Rosie" (floating lyrics)
cf. "Take a Drink On Me" (words)
cf. "Uncle Eph's Got the Coon" (words)
cf. "Some Folks Say that a Preacher Won't Steal" (lyrics)
NOTES: The "Coney Isle" referred to was Coney Island amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio, not the better-known Coney Island in New York. - PJS
File: CSW181

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