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Thread #5007   Message #146827
Posted By: Stewie
08-Dec-99 - 07:29 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dreamy Georgiana Moon (McMichen, Bryant)
Subject: RE: need lyrics: Georgiana Moon
Dale, I have found 3 versions of 'Georgiana Moon' in my collection but, unfortunately, they are all instrumental! The first is Asa Martin and The Cumberland Rangers 'Dr Ginger Blue: Timely Old Tunes' Rounder LP 0034. Nicely done with Jim Gaskin on fiddle, Gilbert Thomas on mandolin and Asa on guitar. Asa said he learned it directly from McMichen. The notes give the details of the original Decca recording: McMichen's Georgia Wildcats 'Georgiana Moon' De 5441, 22 July 1937. The composer credits on the Decca recording went to Clayton McMichen and 'Slim' Bryant. On the Asa Martin recording, it is called 'Dreamy Georgiana Moon'. The second recording is a lovely banjo and fiddle duet on Snuffy Jenkins and Pappy Sherrill '33 Years of Pickin' and Pluckin' Rounder LP 005. Pappy said he learned it in Atlanta directly from McMichen. Sherrill and Jenkins also call it 'Dreamy Georgiana Moon'. The third is from the great fiddler from Monroe's band: Kenny Baker 'Farmyard Swing' County 775. Here it called 'Georgianna Moon', but spelt with 2 'n's. Credit is simply 'arr Baker'.

This does not take you much further forward, but the couple of extra details might assist your search. If we are patient, no doubt Johnny Parth will reissue the original Wilcats' version in due course! Regards, Stewie.