Roaring River: a refrain of the red river plantation
Harpers creek and roaring ribber,[sic., etc.]
Thar, my dear, we’ll live forebber;
Den we’ll go to de Ingin nation
In S Northrup (1855) Twelve years a slave. Doesn’t appear to be whitey singing.
I can't offer a full answer (not of the quality that would satisfy me), but the following may provide a path for further research.
Atlanta and Environs cites Marion Starkey The Cherokee Nation, 1946, page 109