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Posted By: GUEST,Doc John
02-Feb-10 - 12:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: In the Pines (Joan Baez/Leadbelly?)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: In the Pines (Joan Baez/Leadbelly?)
Yes, bobad, he used to sing it that way sometimes and I heard he was none to keen to do so. White singers such as Cisco Houston used to sing 'My Girl' although Lonnie Donegan recorded it is 'Black Girl' again. Both superb versions. It's sometimes listed as both of these titles as well as 'Where Did You sleep Last Night?'
Interesting information, Barry, which I didn't know. The song always sounds like it's part of a longer one as is 'Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet'
Mike Seeger recorded a song about convicts putting the unions workers out of a job, but I can't recall it now. Rather like the situation in 'Matewan', essential watching for folkies!