Song – Pushboat

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Robert Josiah Music

Song Licensing information

RECORDINGS BY OTHER ARTISTS

  • None

Song Notes

One-stop license for Bob Gibson Folksongs of Ohio available through Wixen Music.

LYRIC

Pushboat

I’m workin’ on a pushboat
From Cattletsburg to Pike
I’m workin’ on a pushboat
For old man Jeff’ry’s Ike
For old man Jeff’ry’s Ike

Workin’ on a pushboat
For fifty cents a day
I’ll buy a dress for Cindy Jane
And throw the rest away
And throw the rest away

Workin’ on a pushboat
The water’s mighty slack
We’re takin’ sorgham ‘lasses down
And bringin’ sugar back
And bringin’ sugar back

I wish I had a nickel
I wish I had a dime
I spend it all on Cindy Jane
Dress her mighty fine
Dress her mighty fine

Weather’s mighty hot boys
Got blisters on my feet
Working on push boat
To buy my bread and meat
To buy my bread and meat

Working on push boat
Working in the rain
When I get to Cattletsburg
Goodbye old Cindy Jane
Goodbye old Cindy Jane

New words & music adaptation by Bob Gibson
© Robert Josiah Music