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Thread #122425   Message #2684663
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Jul-09 - 02:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Parodies of 'The Old Gray Mare'
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Parodies of 'The Old Gray Mare'
Adam, it looks like you and I are looking at the same source. Sam Hinton did a wonderful album on Folkways called The Wandering Folksong, studies of a number of different songs, through the development of different versions and parodies. Adam has given part of Sam's information on "Old Gray Mare," but maybe it's worth posting the notes on the song completely.
I learned the "ain't what she used to be" version of this song (one verse only) when I was growing up. That, and "Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts.".

Be sure to look at the threads that are crosslinked above. So, are "Hoosen Johnny" and "Sam Houston" and "Little Black Bull" related? I guess they're at least cousins.
-Joe-