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Thread #62999   Message #1803284
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
07-Aug-06 - 05:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Billy Barlow 3 (Civil war)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: BILLY BARLOW 3 (Civil war)
Michael Morris, not sure which song you mean. would you name the poster and date?
Reiver 2 posted one under the title "Let's Go Hunting," 'mis-remembered' from Lomax, FSNA; the title in that book is "Let's Go A-Huntin'." Reiver 2 also made a couple of small errors in transcribing the last verse.

But thanks for reminding me of that thread. I had forgotton about the version I posted from Owens, "Texas Folk Songs," 1950, with the Billy Barlow character. Owens titled it "Hunting the Wren." He said his mother used it as a nursery rhyme and his brothers sang it as a game.