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Thread #72493   Message #1558670
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
07-Sep-05 - 03:05 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Copper Kettle (Albert Frank Beddoe)
Subject: RE: 'Copper Kettle'--origin??
Notes by Joan Baez-
"Here, in a song, are a moonshiner's recipe and instructions for making whiskey. It was written by Albert Frank Beddoe and included by him in a little known collection of ballads from Bexar* County, Texas. Its present popularity places it first on the moonshiner's hit parade." *San Antonio the County seat.

Music is given for piano and guitar. Pp. 116-117, "The Joan Baez Songbook," 1964, ed. Maynard Solomon. Pub. Ryerson, 1964; Amsco, NY, 1989.
Joab Baez changed the order of the verses; the DT version is the original,