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Thread #150417   Message #3508749
Posted By: GUEST
25-Apr-13 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
Subject: RE: Origins: Child Ballads: US Versions Part 5
There are two versions of "Western Cowboy" that are related versions. Apparently it's the same song as Leadbelly's (which I have) but with different lyrics. Does anyone have text or way to access these two: Percy Ridge's "The Western Cowboy" (April 10, 1934, AFS 200 B-1; Rounder 11661-1821-2; a composite folksong containing verses from Child no. 274), Harry Jackson's "The Western Cowboy" (probably April 1939; another similar composite folksong).

Also looking for Mitchell Helton's [alias Egg Mouth] "Blind Fool" (probably April 1939)and Will Starks's "Our Good Man" (August 9, 1942, AFS 6652-A-1).

Richie