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Thread #63785   Message #1541028
Posted By: GUEST,John Garst
12-Aug-05 - 10:53 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Red River Valley, Gaelic?
Subject: RE: Origins: Red River Valley, Gaelic?
>Steve Roud tells us,

>"Delaney's Song Book No.13 [Sep 1896] p.18 has a text of
>music by James J, Kerrigan, copyright 1896 by Howley,
>Haviland & Co.'" This fits the information provided by Fowke
>in Western Folklore 23 (1964). Indeed, it is possible that
>Delaney's is Fowke's source. I will try to verify with Steve
>that the words in Delaney's are the same as those printed
>by Fowke.

I've now heard from Steve again,

>Words are exactly the same except in the last but one
>line Delaney has 'lose' instead of 'lost'. Delaney prints
>it as two eight-line verses, with chorus in between, but
>this may simply be to squeeze it onto the page.
>Hope this helps!