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Thread #148194   Message #3469744
Posted By: Richie
21-Jan-13 - 10:21 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 4
The Traditional Ballad Index lists Ironhead Baker's "Rich old Lady as a version of 'Farmer's Curst Wife." It's found in the DT. Is it?

Traditional Ballad Index:

RECORDINGS:
James "Iron Head" Baker, "The Rich Old Lady" (AFS 201 B1, 204 A1, 206 A1, all 1934); "The Farmer's Curst Wife" (AFS 617 A4, 1936)
Horton Barker, "The Farmer's Curst Wife" (on Barker01) {Bronson's #33}


THE RICH OLD LADY (From DT)

Once I knowed old lady
Round Tennessee did dwell
She had a lovin' husband
But she loved other mens as well

cho: Love my darlin' O
Love my darlin' O

"I'm goin' down to the doctor's shop
Just as straight as I can go.
See if I can't find sumpen 'round that place
That'll run my husband blind.

Anyone have Baker's "The Farmer's Curst Wife" (AFS 617 A4, 1936) text?

Richie