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Thread #63785   Message #2495323
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
16-Nov-08 - 03:13 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Red River Valley, Gaelic?
Subject: RE: Origins: Red River Valley, Gaelic?
The version in the pencil MS at the Univ. of Iowa remains questionable. The dates do not seem to be verifiable.

So far, "Lady in Love," 1889, also found by Garst, is the earliest version with a printed date; it was in a collected songs volume, so must be earlier. We seem to be dealing with revisions of a printed song not yet found in the original.