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EuGene Origin: The Leaves Mustn't Fall (Moon Mullican) (17) RE: Folk source for The Leaves Mustn't Fall? 23 Jul 07


Peace: The first one you mentioned sounds like it is the one in the link that Mick tosses up. In the second instance, those words are pretty much the same as in the Moon Mullican song from the 40s/50s era, especially, "I've lost my Mom and Dad, little sister is all I have, . . .".

Mick: Golly, that's gotta be the one I'm looking for . . . what with the sick girl named Nellie and the boy tying the leaves, then the uncle I first heard sing and play it (he was a fiddler)was an active local string band performer during the early 1900s. He would have been acquainted with much of the bluegrass music from the early 1900s, and often entertained us in the 1950s & 1960s with older songs from that era.

Now, if I can find the melody to "I'm Tying the Leaves So They Won't Come Down" I'll truly be in hog heaven! Eu


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