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Thread #80912 Message #1478753
Posted By: Franz S.
05-May-05 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Wandering (Early and Late)
Subject: RE: Origins: Wandering (Early and Late)
So I guess Fran DeLorenzo was right when he listed the author as unknown. Tantalizing, ain't it. You know there had to be someone, somewhere, who made up at least the kernel of the song, but he or she is lost in the folkmists.
When I started this Loafer's Glory project, I just intended to havea quick ID of origin (Author) and performer of each song or poem Phillips used in the show. It looks like in 30, 40, 50 cases out of about 7000 that quick ID turns into a research paper real fast. But that's the fun part.