The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #543   Message #1467
Posted By: Moira Cameron,
20-Jan-97 - 02:34 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnny Be Fair
Subject: Johnny Be Fair-info
I've found mixed origins for this song. I know Buffy Sainte Marie claims it to be her own composition, but I've come across several sources that site it as traditional. I leaned it from Eileen McGann, who learned it from another folksinger; and both claim it is traditional. I'm told that a few people have recorded it and labeled it public domain.

Could someone give me any concrete info on this?