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Thread #46423   Message #2451890
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Sep-08 - 09:17 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Locks and Bolts
Subject: RE: Origin: Locks and Bolts
I dunno, Tradpiper. If you look at the primary UK index, Roud (click), you'll see that almost all of the "I Dreamed Last Night" versions are American.

I think you're singing an American song. It's OK, though - we'll let you....


Here's one more fragment, from Emrich's Folklore on the American Land (page 544):

Last Night I Dreamed of My True Love

Last night I dreamed of my true love,
All in my arms 1 had her;
When I awoke she was not there,
I was left alone without her.

Her long yellow hair like strings of gold
Came dazzling o'er my pillow;
That pretty little girl I love so well,
She's gone from me forever.

Notes from Emrich: