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Thread #73581   Message #1276942
Posted By: sharyn
20-Sep-04 - 10:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: When/where did 'Peg and Awl' turn up?
Subject: Origins: When/where did'Peg and Awl' turn up?
Hi all -- I was singing "Peg and Awl" the other day. The version I sing is set in the 1840s, but someone else sang "1801." Does anyone know when and where this song started turning up, what the name of the shoe-pegging machine is, who invented the machine, where it was invented, etc.

Thanks for any information.