1. Wagoner's Lad

From the recording Wagoner's Lad

The first verse of Wagoner's Lad gives a succinct summary of most women's situation. When performing HerStory, I usually sing only this verse, but the whole story is worth a listen. The wagoners were rather romantic figures, like railroad men and truckers, since they had the opportunity to travel. Like many traditional songs about women, she is at the mercy of others.