The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #129161   Message #2897077
Posted By: Joe Offer
30-Apr-10 - 12:28 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add/Origins: When McGuiness Gets a Job
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: When McGuiness Gets a Job
Deb Cowan did a nice recording of this on her Long Grey Line CD. She calls it "McGinnis Gets a Job." Spellings and alternate titles make this song a difficult one to locate. The version in the Digital Tradition is from Folk Songs of the Catskills, by Cazden Haufrecht and Studer (and it's an accurate transcription). Joe Hickerson and Lee Murdock recorded this song as "Last Winter Was a Hard One."
Here's the Traditional Ballad Index entry on this song: