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Thread #82345 Message #1508121
Posted By: GUEST,Jon W.
23-Jun-05 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: How old is the song 'Cripple Creek'?
Subject: RE: Origins: How old is the song 'Cripple Creek'?
I'm talking about the regular old Cripple Creek - "I've got a gal at the head of the creek, goin' up to see her 'bout half past the week/Cripple Creek wide and Cripple Creek deep, goin' wade Cripple Creek 'fore I sleep..."
I'm more curious about the tune than any set of words - even if the words date to the Colorado gold rush, was the tune in use before that?