My nanny used to sing this song on the radio in the fifties..and to me in the seventies.Miss you Nan.
Discounting the original racist connotations connected to the phrase "darktown", this is an enjoyable toe tapper. Hard to believe the tune itself is nearly a century old. Very fun song. There's some great songs from back in the day before the guitar become a norm. I used to enjoy all the songs Ricky performed on I Love Lucy, too.