What does “cane switched raised” mean?

I keep hearing this term in country songs and I can’t find a definition for it! HELP! I WANT TO KNOW!

3 Answers

  1. “Cane switched” means to be struck with a rod made out of cane. In other words, punished the old-fashioned way.

  2. Something To Be Proud Of

    by Montgomery Gentry

    Yes, “cane switch raised” is a southern term meaning raised with the threat of a switch. A common practice is to send the child out to pick their own even. I was raised in a home but unlike this unlucky gentleman, we didn’t have a dirt floor.

  3. I think it means that the person was raised in a household which used physical punishment, namely being beaten, or switched, with a cane.

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