Mudcat Café message #2823867 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: AllisonA(Animaterra)
28-Jan-10 - 04:32 PM
Thread Name: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion-Child #18
Subject: RE: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion
Welcome, Sam! I hope you continue to enjoy the Mudcat. Some good advice is to keep it cordial, speak of what you know about, and don't feed the trolls.

I popped in to say how much I enjoy this thread. I have been privileged to hear "Wild Boar in these woods", an obvious member of this song family, from David Anderson, an 8th generation mountain man whose ancestors (both Cherokee and white) settled the hills around Brasstown, NC. He's still there, still singing, and whenever he sings this song I get chills.

He's also recorded it on Night Hoots and Morning Songs, a great compilation cd from the John C. Campbell Folk School of Brasstown.