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Posted By: GUEST,.gargoyle
22-Aug-02 - 08:07 PM
Thread Name: Wild Boar: History, Lyrics & Discussion-Child #18
Subject: Lyr Add: OLD BANGUM
OZARK FOLKSONGS Volume I. British Ballads and Songs Collect and Edited by Vance Randolph Revised Edition, Introduction by W.K. Mc Neil, University of Missouri Press, Columbia and London, 1980 Chapter II. The Traditional Ballads, 7. Old Bangum (Child 18) p. 72.

The "Old Bangum" song is a corrupted fragment of "Sir Lionel" (Child, English and Scottish Popular Ballad, 1882-1898, No. 18). For American texts see Belden (Song-Ballads and Other Popular Poetry, 1910, No. 3), Campbell and Sharp (English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, 1917, No. 8), McGill (Folk-Song of the Kentucky Mountains, 1917, p. 79), Scarborough (On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs, 1925, p.51), Davis (,I>Traditional Ballads of Virginia, 1929, pp. 125-132), and JAFL 19, 1906 p. 235;25, 1912, p. 175; 30,1917, p. 291. Beldon (,I>Ballads and Songs, 1940, pp. 29-31) reports four texts and one tune from the Missouri collection.

Sung by Mr. Frank Payne, Galen, Mo., May 14, 1934.

Old Bang-um did a-hunt-in' ride,
Dil-li-um down dil-li-um,
Old Bang-um did a-hunt-in' ride,
Sword an' pistol by his side,
Dil-li-um down dil-li-um
An' a kwid-dle, kwee ho kwo.

The wild boars they run in the woods,
Dillium down dillium,
the wild boars they run in the woods,
An' they seen the bones of a thousand men,
Dillium down dillium,
An' a kwiddle, kwee ho kwo.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle