Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
GUEST,Pete Peterson Lyr origin: Rock the Cradle Lucy (27) RE: Lyr origin: Rock the Cradle Lucy 29 Nov 06

Hi Richie,

I'm only from Eden NC by adoption; Charlie Poole is my main music hero and I play a banjo said to belong to him. (I've got a letter of provenance but have yet to see a picture of him playing it)

   I hear the Cofer Bros. singing "rock it Lucy Long" not "rock the cradle long" (just checked, and that's what I hear) YMMV as with other Cofer Bros. songs. I think the Cofer Bros. actually sung more clearly than a lot of other musicians of the time (like Poole!) and an example is in their "Hungry Hash House" where the lyric "If you catch to catch the breeze from their ham, bologna and cheese" was mangled by others like Ernest Stoneman into "Ambelonious cheese" which I have seen picked up by others.

Stewie-- is the Mainer "Rock the Cradle Lucy" the Cofer Bros. tune, the Skillet Lickers tune, or the one we know as "Rock the Cradle Joe"?? It's not in my very incomplete collection of Mainers.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.