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Thread #93184   Message #1790075
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Jul-06 - 03:48 PM
Thread Name: Origins/Tune/Chords: Step by Step
Subject: Origins: Step by Step
Here's what Pete Seeger says in his songbook, Where Have All the Flowers Gone?:The Digital Tradition has these same lyrics, but no tune, and says the lyrics are "From Ruthie Gorton, from the preamble to the constitution of the United Mineworkers of America." The Seeger songbook says the author is unknown, from the preamble to the constitution of the American Mineworkers Association (1863); music arranged and adapted by Waldemar Hills and Pete Seeger (1948) from the traditional Irish song "The Praties They Grow Small."
So, is it Waldemar Hills, Hille, or both? In most things I've seen about People's Songs, he's Hille - but he's identified as "Hills" in copyright information for "Step By Step" in two Seeger songbooks.

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