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GUEST,Stim Precedents for early blues lyrics (16) RE: Precedents for early blues lyrics 17 Jun 15

The line "I rolled and I tumbled, cried the whole night long", which appears in "Rollin' and Tumblin"' by Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, etc, seems to reflect the line "Rolled and tumbled the whole night through" in the traditional American ballad "The Knoxville Girl", but in "The Wexford Murder", the original British ballad, the line in the corresponding place is"I twisted and I turned about, no comfort could I find".

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