I was listening to "Rock the Cradle Lucy." Seems like the lyrics originated from the minstrel song "Miss Lucy Long."
The first published edition of "Miss Lucy Long" is uncredited in a 1842 songster called Old American Songs. Billy Whitlock of the Virginia Minstrels later claimed the song in his autobiography: "I composed . . . 'Miss Lucy Long' (with words by T. G. Booth) in 1838."
Does anyone have the lyrics/recording of Joe Ayers' Miss Lucy Long/ Lucy Long?
Anyone have Mainer's Mountaineer's lyrics?
Seems like Rock the Cradle Joe/Lucy have similar lyrics. I guess they both floated from the minstrel song.
Anyone have the Brown collection lyrics to Uncle Joe? [The Frank C. Brown Collection Of North Carolina Folklore, Volume 3] These are lyrics that can be used to sing Rock the Cradle Joe. Anyone have "Uncle Joe Cut Off His Toe," a nursery rhyme?