The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4257   Message #22951
Posted By: Bruce O.
04-Mar-98 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Shenandoah
Subject: RE: Song info:
There are lots of recordings and printings, but not much good information on where it might have originated. It sounds like a fragment of an old ballad, (perhaps something along the lines of "Little Mohea") but none such has turned up as far as I know of. On another thread recently I pointed out an excellent version on an LP by The Boarding Party where it's called "Solid Fas", and this was actually a rather recently collected version.