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Thread #52945 Message #2699384
Posted By: fretless
13-Aug-09 - 09:34 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
Thanks, Steve. Brings back wonderful memories. But I always sing the second verse as Bert and Ernie to conjure up the image of Sesame Street, which of course adds to the fun because it is so entirely inappropriate in this context.
In a more serious vein, the tune of Johnson Boys is so close to the tune of Like A Songbird That Is Fallen from Cold Mountain that I have trouble playing the two back to back. One tends to slip into the other. Is there a connection in these very different songs with very similar tunes?