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Thread #18975 Message #190986
Posted By: GUEST,Sandy Paton
07-Mar-00 - 03:05 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
Edith wrote an article about RRV, but, dammit, I can't remember where I saw it. She was convinced by the dates and other evidence surrounding her Canadian version (which refers to the Red River of the North) that it predated the cowboy version, and was even earlier than the "Bright Mohawk Valley" version that I like to sing. I'm willing to take her word for it, too, as she was one heck of a researcher, as well as a fine collector.
Sandy (who has lost his cookie and doesn't know how to find it again)