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Thread #18975   Message #1112861
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-Feb-04 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
Joybell, I would also like to see them.
The DeVincent collection, however lists it as an "arrangement by..." from Red River Valley. Your chicken and egg comment may be right! Which was first?

In several books, I have comments about Red River Valley being sung in the 1880s in the western US. Of course, these comments are anecdotal. So far, the comments about a Canadian origin, AND the prior existence of "Bright Mohawk Valley" are anecdotal as well.

It seems strange that no copy of Kerrigan's sheet music, and no information about Kerrigan, can be found.