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Thread #10796   Message #76977
Posted By: John Wood
09-May-99 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: Country of origin of these songs please!
Subject: RE: Country of orgin of these songs please!
According to song notes I have``Ommie Wise´´.
``This ballad recounts the true-life murder of Naomi(``Ommie´´)Wise by John Lewis in 1808.
Her grave may still be seen at Province Church,North Carolina.
Cecil Sharp collected seven variations of the ballad,and,according to Ralph Rinzler,the Library of Congress Archives has versions by fifteen different singers.´´

House Carpenter(Child#243)----Alternative titles ``James Harris,or the Daemon Lover´´

Greetings John.