Mudcat Café message #1431136 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6969   Message #1431136
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-Mar-05 - 09:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
True, most versions have rock, which seems to be the drop part of a spindle.

I see 'Buttermilk Hill' is mentioned here as well as in some of the other threads (too many to read) on this song. There seems to be absolutely no evidence of this version in the 18th c. (Also discussed before in one or more of the threads).