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Posted By: GUEST,drybonesband
21-Jul-08 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Willie Moore
Subject: RE: Origins: Willie Moore
In the version on the Anthology you have the line:

That very same night her body disappeared
in a way no tongue can tell

I have always heard, and sung, this song as if the young woman was murdered. And why not give the man's full name at the end? And who is the narrator who remembers the date?
It an amazing song, I think, and quite enigmatic.