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Thread #16150   Message #2074563
Posted By: GUEST
12-Jun-07 - 07:06 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: Groundhog
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Groundhog
Two distinct songs here, of course.

The "Groundhog" quoted by Steve Latimer and later identified as Buffy St. Marie's is more commonly known as "Woodpecker" or "Rattlesnake." Could just as easily be called Groundhog, as there is one in the song, but usually isn't. (It's pretty rare in tradition, but not unheard-of. Buffy probably heard it via the pop version recorded by the Everly Brothers on the album called, I think, Songs My Daddy Taught Me).

The title "Groundhog" is almost universally given to the song quoted by Fred and RankFrank and given in the Lomax text just above. It is fairly common in tradition. Mention "Groundhog," and this is the one that comes to nearly everyone's mind.

Ah, folk confusion!