Mudcat Café message #152017 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16361   Message #152017
Posted By: Willie-O
20-Dec-99 - 02:23 PM
Thread Name: OBIT: Hank Snow Passes
Subject: RE: Hank Snow Passes
Well he was from Nova Scotia ya know..."I've been everywhere" has suffered quite a few parodies, such as Stringband's "Mail-Sorting Man"--which is a sort of hybrid parody that also draws on John Henry. And Stompin Tom Connors has given it a turn...both these versions draw a lot on Canadian place names. And the version in the DT has both American and Canadian (and maybe Mexican?) places in it. No author is listed. I'm very curious though. Never heard this Australian business before, but Winnemucca sure sounds Australian.