The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66776   Message #1111057
Posted By: Stewie
06-Feb-04 - 07:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sweet Jayne (from Chris Wood)
Subject: RE: Farewell Sweet Jane - help!
The NLCR's recording is a truncated version of the song given as 'Sweet Jane' in the DT, with significantly different lyrics. It is an unaccompanied solo performance by Tracy Schwarz. The notes to the Smithsonian/Folkways CD indicate the Ramblers source was Aunt Molly Jackson, Library of Congress Archive of Folksong No 2573 B2 recorded in 1939 in NYC by Alan Lomax with 2 verses from 'Johnson's Boat', The Lewis Watson Chapel Archives, The West Virginia and History Collection at West Virginian Uni, sung by Sarah Workman in 1940.

--Stewie.