Mudcat Café message #859151 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29288   Message #859151
Posted By: Deckman
05-Jan-03 - 10:28 AM
Thread Name: John Dwyer - Songs & Stories
Subject: RE: John Dwyer - Songs&Stories
Gawd, did your Dad love to sing that one! He would draw out the "blood" to something like "BLOOOOD". I did some reading on Car Sandburg, of "Songburg's Sandbag" fame, and I learned that it was also one of his favorite songs. I would be curious to learn if he kept detailed noted during his trip to the East coast many years ago to research his family. It was during that trip he found a tombstone marking an important figure in the tale of "Springfield Mountain." I know he returned with several new verses and really enjoyed singing them and telling the story. CHEERS, Bob (by the way, I'm in the process of obtaining a copy of a book my great GrandFather wrote about his own experiences as a prisoner in Andersonville Prison. during the civil war). CHEERS, Bob