Mudcat Café message #423731 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8912   Message #423731
Posted By: Suffet
22-Mar-01 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Goodnight Irene
Subject: RE: Goodnight Irene Origin
Leadbelly's "If It Wasn't for Dicky" was his treatment of an Irish song called "Drimmer's Cow." Supposedly Leadbelly learned "Drimmer's Cow" from an Irish singer at a New York hoot in the 1940s. Fred Hellerman took Leadbelly's bass line as the Weavers transformed "Dicky" into "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine."

--- Steve