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Thread #1995   Message #2255117
Posted By: GUEST,Eileen in Dorset
06-Feb-08 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Down in the Cane Break? / ...Canebrake
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Down in the Cane Break / Canebrake
My father used to sing this song to us when we were children. He always sang "There lives a little coloured girl, her name is Nancy Dill" and he told me it was a slave song. I have been trying for years to find out who wrote it. I was told it was by Stephen Foster but research has yielded nothing positive so far. Can anyone help?