The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #41882   Message #606377
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
08-Dec-01 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Go 'Way from My Window
Subject: RE: lyric required - Go 'Way From My Window
Niles said he got the idea from a Negro ditch-digger named Objerall Jacket. "He repeatedly sang "Go 'way from my window, go 'way from my door." The song evolved from that. First sung in 1930.
Nile's statement suggests that there may have been an antecedent. He heard the lines in 1908.
This song is (was) so popular that there may be comments in the Digitrad Forum