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Thread #5714   Message #2494032
Posted By: Steve Gardham
14-Nov-08 - 02:57 PM
Thread Name: When was Cuckoo's Nest first published?
Subject: RE: When was Cuckoo's Nest first published?
Oscar Brand,
One of the earlier prolific American singers and recording artists of bawdy songs and sea shanties, 50s I think. His LPs are constantly available on eBay. The book from the LPs 'Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads' 1960 is scarcer.

The 2 Cuckoo's Nest ballads I have on broadside are the traditional one 'As I was a walking one morning in May' printed by J Paul and then C Paul, both successors of Catnach, and Hodges who I think was Pitts successor so these 3 would have been about the same time as Malcolm's songster version.

And in Madden 'As I ranged the bowers one evening in May' 5 double stanzas, no imprint.

I'm sure I have other CNs in my other indexes.