The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73767   Message #1582830
Posted By: GUEST,Norma Campbell
14-Oct-05 - 01:42 AM
Thread Name: Popular sheet music archive
Subject: RE: Popular sheet music archive
I grew up haering my father play guitar and sing "Stay in your own backyard". He was an early radio country music pioneer, in Southwestern, Va, where I live. He was a marvelously multi-talented musician, and singer. He performed from late 1920's-to mid-50's. Sadly, he passed away in 2001, after a battle with many, debilitating strokes. I always loved this song, for its somewhat mounful melody and sweet words. While, some might would take offense at some of the words(coon, pickaninny), I don't see them as meant to degrade. BUT there are many more words to the song, than I have seen here. I am trying to write them all down, as I remember them, in case anyone is interested..I will post them...when I am thru...Nomra