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Thread #96630   Message #3300001
Posted By: Lighter
31-Jan-12 - 10:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cocaine Bill and Morphine Sue
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cocaine Bill and Morphine Sue
The earliest reference in the Traditional Ballad Index is from 1959.

Eight stanzas, though, with chorus and tune ("as sung by Mary Jacobsen") appeared in Frank Shay's "More Pious Friends and Drunken Companions," published in 1928.