Parallel Anthology Track 79
Track 79: Uncle Dave Macon: Buddy Won't You Roll Down the Line Brunswick 292; Recorded in Chicago, 25.7.1928
No image of record label available. Harry Smith's Anthology booklet assigns authorship to "Macon".
According to wikipedia, Macon died in 1952, meaning that this composition is in copyright until 1st January 2023.
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Roll Down the Line by Pete Seeger album released in 1957: Spotify Liner notes for this album date this song to a violent industrial dispute in the 1890s in the town of Coal Creek, Tennessee, saying that "it is a miner's version of a song which was sung by Negro convicts who were working in the mine" and that Macon "was a young man at the time of the Coal Creek rebellion and probably learned the song first hand". No claim to arrangement credit for Seeger is made.