Oh My Little Darling

I learned this song with my Dad, and it always reminds me of him. We heard it on Mike Seeger's first solo album on Folkways - 'Old Time Country Music.' Mike got it from a 1939 Lomax field recording of Thaddeus C . Willingham, a banjo player from Gulfport, Mississippi.

Oh my little darling don't you weep and cry
Some sweet day's a-coming, marry you and I

Oh my little darling don't you weep and moan
Some sweet day a coming, take my baby home

Up and down the railroad 'cross the county line
Pretty little girl is funny, wife is always crying

Jimmy drives the wagon, Jimmy holds the line
Kill yourself a-laughing, see them horses flying