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GUEST,Richie Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals (37) RE: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals 01 Jun 11


Hi,

According to Bascom Lamar Lunsford "The Johnson Boys" is derived from the old ballad "Go Way, Go Way." Similar text is in Belden, "Bedroom Window" and both are part of the "Awake Awake" or Drowsy Sleeper" family of songs.

Lunsford subtitles his version "Awake O Wake". Most of this info is from memory- haha. I just stumbled on this thread looking for something else.

Richie


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