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Thread #42786   Message #2788184
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
14-Dec-09 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: My Home's in Montana
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: My Home's in Montana
Thanks, 999. The website has no information on this version, and the song is labeled as "anonymous."
The comments add nothing, nor does the bibliographical information at the Fresno website (Traditional Ballad Index).

It would be interesting to know where this particular version came from. The addition of the yips and the line "merry old" suggest a later date than those posted.
The song is verified for the 1880s (see above) and possibly dates to Meynard 1872 but data insufficient.