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GUEST,Dale Lyr Req: Elmer and the Bear (from Phil Harris) (52* d) RE: Lyr Req: Elmer and the Bear 21 Jul 06

I was just about to say the same thing about the Phil Harris recording.

Whether or not it has the same tune as the Mullins/Anderson version is a good question, given what Deb (Mullins} Carbone said on 19 Jun 01 - 09:05 PM about how Comer "Moon" Mullins came to learn it. I suppose that it is possible that the Ed Meyers mentioned there could have heard it from Phil Harris and forgotten it.

As usual, I never think to ask Moon about this when I see him, most recently just a couple of weeks ago. Mike Anderson was also in town just a few months ago. I guess I am going to have to start carrying a card with a list of questions intended for certain people I may run into.

There is a version by Roland Heinrich on Bear Family's album of bear songs celebrating their 30 year anniversary. I have no idea what that one sounds like either. A search of the usual sources for sound clips came up empty.

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