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Thread #17084   Message #1552313
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
29-Aug-05 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: The Broomfield Hill
Subject: RE: Lyr & tune add: The Broomfield Hill
Much of this already has been posted by Malcolm, but here are notes from Lester A. Hubbard, 1961, "Ballads and Songs from Utah," pp. 8-9, "The Broomfield Hill."

Hubbard says the supernatural elements are absent in the Utah versions.
A. "The Hard-hearted Young Man," "Sung by James Jepson of Hurricane, Aug. 11, 1947. He learned it in the 1870s while he hauled freight from southern Utah to Salt Lake City."
The song differs from that quoted by Malcolm as "The May Blooming Field."

B. "The Bloomfield Hill." "Sung by Mrs. Sallay A. Hubbard of Salt Lake City, June 26, 1947. She learned it in Willard from "Doc" Lish in 1871." This version is printed with music.