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Thread #34525 Message #1904857
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-Dec-06 - 06:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Pretty Little Pink
My Pretty (Darling)(Little) Pink-My Pretty Little Miss seem to have popped up as a play party song sometime after the Civil War, and collected floaters.
So far, no evidence of earlier origin.
Mexico, Quebec, Rio Grande, New Orleans and Dixie seem to be the places 'marched off to'. It is widespread, from the East Coast to Texas (Owens, "Texas Folk Songs") if not farther.