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Thread #25017   Message #1754950
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
07-Jun-06 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Silver Dollar / Man without a Woman
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver Dollar / Man without a Woman
ORIGINS QUESTION:

~~~Reviving this thread after nearly six years to ask...

Does anyone know anything about the origin of these two linked songs: "Roll a Silver Dollar" and "A Man Without a Woman"?

They must have come from somewhere.

They are almost universally known across North America by campers, hikers, schoolchildren, collegians...you name it. If anything has become traditional, these have.

But they sound like popular songs from way back. Maybe late 19th century, or early 20th???

Can anyone help trace them? It would be a real score to track them down to a songwriter and date.

Thanks,

Bob