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Thread #27260   Message #334107
Posted By: bbc
03-Nov-00 - 08:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Lady Mary (closed)
Subject: RE: anybody know this beauty
Ah, kendall, when we heard it on your "Beginner's Luck" cassette, we knew we'd heard it elsewhere. We searched our collection till we found it on Cathy Barton & Dave Para's recording. (We recently also heard them sing it in concert--nice!) They call it "Palace Grand" but their liner notes say it is also called "Lady Mary" & "The Sad Song." They say it is "often associated w/ Mrs. May Kennedy McCord, a popular Ozarks ballad singer who learned many of her songs from her friends & family in Galena, Missouri." They learned it from Kay Blair of Mountain View, Arkansas. Lovely song!

bbc