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Thread #63785   Message #2495276
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
16-Nov-08 - 01:42 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Red River Valley, Gaelic?
Subject: RE: Origins: Red River Valley, Gaelic?
Richie, those are the same six verses I posted from Fowke (above).
It is an abbreviation of the nine-verse (plus chorus) version at the Univ. Toronto site, where it is listed as anonymous.
Red River Valley

It also is quoted in full at the ingeb site, with the note "some verses perhaps by James Kerrigan, 1896."
Red River

A copy is in the Frank Hoffman Coll., a copy in the Austin & Alta Fife Fieldwork Collection, Ser. II, MS Sources (vol. 11-16, where it bears the title "Prayer of the Red River Girl. Utah State Univ.
Fife Coll
Also in the Gordon Collection.

I will post the full version (the last three verses from the Gordon Coll.) from the University of Tornto website.The copies at Iowa add nothing new. The added dates cannot be verified.