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Thread #28829 Message #1199628
Posted By: GUEST,Skip Landt
03-Jun-04 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Done Laid Around
Subject: RE: Curious: Who Wrote 'Done Laid Around'?
As Frank Hamilton noted a while ago, the "Done Laid Around" tune goes back to a couple of gospel numbers, best known of which is "Do Lord."
But if I recall correctly, it is also the tune to WC Handy's Harlem Blues. that could mean that it was written by him or, as likely, that he collected it, as he did for many tunes and songs already in the tradition. The date given in one of the on-line chronologies for The Harlem Blues is 1923.