The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37249   Message #3036642
Posted By: DebC
20-Nov-10 - 09:03 AM
Thread Name: Origins: My Johnny Was a Shoemaker
Subject: RE: Origins: My Johnny Was a Shoemaker
I spoke to Jacqui about this song and asked her where she got it. She said that in the early days they heard it sung by a man (I cannot recall where) and learned it from him. It was about 9 years ago when she told me this and the details that I can recall from my conversation with her are sketchy.

It almost sounds like Renbourn and McShee "collected" their version of the song but I could be mistaken.

Anita Best also has a version of the song as well that comes from Newfoundland.

Debra Cowan