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Thread #113496 Message #2413784
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
14-Aug-08 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: When I was a little bitty baby (Cotton Fields)
Subject: RE: When I was a little bitty baby
A great song.
Belafonte sang it in 1959, and everybody else put it on records, from Porter Wagoner to Johnny Cash to Odetta to Lawrence Whelk.
Most who sang and recorded it, credited it to Huddie Ledbetter-Lead Belly.
Some say it is based on trad. I think it was one of the Texas country songwriters (not Buck Owens).