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Thread #62702   Message #1014856
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
08-Sep-03 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mister Noah (Nina & Frederik)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mister Noah (Nina & Frederick)
Somewhere in the Gordon collection in the Library of Congress, Robert Gordon laments the fact that he'd heard the song at Harvard (I think) around 1917, thought it was hilarious, and FORGOT TO WRITE IT DOWN !
A decade later, all he had was a vague recollection. Note implied moral for folklore enthusiasts.

A few stanzas with a melody appear in The Songs My Mother Never Taught Me, by John Jacob Niles et al. (N.Y.: Macauley, 1929), as sung during World War I (though Niles may have fooled with it somewhat; see Niles threads).

Will post lyrics if someone doesn't beat me to it.