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Thread #89700   Message #1694714
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
15-Mar-06 - 09:03 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Subject: RE: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Posting of "Watch the Stars" as the African-American spiritual is given in Balanta-Taylor would be appreciated, if anyone can access this book. The song as sung by the Seeger's could be quite different.
I can't find it listed in the Cleveland Index of Spirituals (CBMR Monographs No. 3, Cleveland Public Library), which lists the spirituals in Balanta-Taylor, so I am not sure of the validity of Martin Simpson's note. Or has the song a different name in the original publication?