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Thread #133916   Message #3042438
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Nov-10 - 09:48 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Farewell to Old Bedford
Subject: Origins: Farewell to Old Bedford
For his A Folk Song a Day project, Jon Boden chose "Farewell to Old Bedford" as the song for November 28.
The song's in the Digital Tradition (as collected by Frank Warner from Lee Monroe Presnell at Beech Mountain, North Carolina - a long way from Bedford, Massachusetts), but there has been no discussion of this song. Anybody have anything to add?

Here's the Traditional Ballad Index entry for this song:
Supplement entry: From Anne Warner, Traditional American Folk Songs from the Anne & Frank Warner Collection, #99, pp. 244-245. From the singing of Lee Monroe Presnell of Beech Mountain, North Carolina. Collected 1951. (identical to the lyrics in the Digital Tradition)

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