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Thread #18975   Message #191253
Posted By: Metchosin
07-Mar-00 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
My excuse Stewie was that I was sleepwalking when I submitted my post, it should be .......would say "bid me adieu".

Dick I don't think he would have worried about leaving her "behind unprotected", considering the line "Leave his grief to the Red River girl" probably did refer to VD and TB.

It occurred to me that, around the time some of these folk songs were being collected from the oral tradition and written down, the collectors were of the kind that wouldn't say sh*t if they had a mouth full of it. I don't put Edith Fowke in that category though, as this probably occurred well before she started collecting.