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Thread #65815   Message #3650228
Posted By: Lighter
11-Aug-14 - 07:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Bucking Bronco / My Love Is a Rider
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Bucking Bronco / My Love Is a Rider
To pick up where I left off in '09, John Lomax for one wasn't afraid to write down some bawdy lyrics, and his son Alan was even readier to do so. They didn't publish them, but it looks as though most of the bawdry they left in manuscript has now been published.

Then there was Robert W. Gordon, whose "Inferno" collection came from all over the United States and Canada. And Herbert Canfield, who collected at roughly the same time.

Amongst all this material, are just three or four disconnected bawdy stanzas of "Bucking Bronco" plus Brand's LP version which, as I said long ago, he seems mainly to have written himself.

My untestable theory is that the clean version came first.