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Thread #18975   Message #190939
Posted By: Metchosin
07-Mar-00 - 12:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
Frankie, I think Liz was correct, regarding alternate lyrics, as I seem to recall Edith Fowke collecting it from Canada and the song did not refer to a cowboy

There was an incredible play also on the CBC Radio in Canada,within the past year, that was also based on a first nations woman's recollection of the lyrics. I'll try to see what I can dig up, but unfortunately, I can't find my Folksongs of Canada book by Edith Fowke. (probably thing blindness)