Alberta, Let Your Hair Hang Low
DESCRIPTION: Alberta is asked to let her hair hang low, to say what's on her mind, and not to treat the singer unkind. AABA verses: "Alberta, let your hair hang low (x2), I'll give you more gold than your apron will hold, If you'll just let your hair hang low."
EARLIEST DATE: 1944 (Wheeler)
KEYWORDS: love hair nonballad
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Jackson-WakeUpDeadMan, pp. 76-77, "Roberta" (1 text, 1 tune, clearly this song though it is the moan of a prisoner dreaming of escape so he can see his girl)
Botkin-TreasuryMississippiRiverFolklore, p. 576, "Alberta, Let Yo' Hair Hang Low" (1 text, 1 tune)
Wheeler-SteamboatinDays, pp. 85-87, "Alberta, Let Yo' Hair Hang Low" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 74, ""Alberta (1 text)
cf. "It Makes a Long-Time Man Feel Bad" (lyrics)
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