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GUEST,Bob Coltman Lyr Req/Add: All the Day Singing (21) RE: Lyr Req/Add: All the Day Singing 02 Jul 15

"All Day Singin'" was, I believe, first recorded by Adelaide Van Wey on an early Folkways release c. 1950.

Is Ms Van Wey is also the song's composer? I haven't seen the song elsewhere before that date, but I have never been able to pin her authorship down for sure.

Her album, titled All Day Singin', is still available on Smithsonian Folkways FW02009 / FA 2009, which also includes her wonderful "Birdie," "Blackbird and the Crow" and "The Cheat" and four fine Louisiana French Creole songs.

She's a mellow singer with a lovely voice, and this album is well worth hearing.

The "All Day Singin'" track, plus the remaining seven tracks, can be heard at

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