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Thread #10886 Message #1476416
Posted By: Bill D
02-May-05 - 10:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Katy Cruel History/Info???
Subject: RE: Katy Cruel History/Info???
I first heard Katy Cruel in about 1962, in Wichita, from a girl who was traveling from Chicago to New Mexico. I think everyone in our small circle grabbed it and learned it, recognizing the intrinsic power of it. Those were heady days, in which songs which were, in fact, old were just being re-discovered on the fringes of the "folk scare". (especially in the hinterlands of Kansas) We didn't know exactly what we were collecting, but we could spot a gem.
Gee...maybe I'd better see if I can still sing it...I'll bet it's been 10-12 years since I tried.