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Thread #82345   Message #1508372
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
23-Jun-05 - 06:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: How old is the song 'Cripple Creek'?
Subject: RE: Origins: How old is the song 'Cripple Creek'?
Hmmm! Checked "Cripple Creek" in Lomax FSNA, not the same as the tunes in Brown.
In addition to Brown, Lomax also credits Sharp II- English Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians- (not seen) for his version. This seems to be Cripple Creek II (Buck Creek Girls, Somerset) of The Traditional Ballad Index because they reference Sharp with this tune. (The usual Lomax sloppiness?)

Lomax music is 4/4
Some fiddlers list two different tunes.