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
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 181, "Coney Isle" (1 text, 1 tune)
RECORDINGS:
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)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
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)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Alabam
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

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2014 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.