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Thread #63785   Message #2485706
Posted By: Richie
05-Nov-08 - 11:41 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Red River Valley, Gaelic?
Subject: RE: Origins: Red River Valley, Gaelic?
What do you think of this? It's from Wiki:

The earliest written manuscript of the lyrics, titled "Red River Valley", bears the notations 1879 and 1885 in locations Nemha and Harlan in western Iowa, so it probably dates to at least that era.[2]

Fuld, The Book of World-Famous Music, p. 457: "A pencil manuscript of the words of The Red River valley bears the notation at the bottom 'Nemha 1879, Harlan 1885' and sets forth five stanzas. The University of Iowa, Iowas City, Iowa (Edwin Ford Piper Collection). Nemah and Harlan are towns in western Iowa."

Is this manuscript authentic and if so what are the lyrics?