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Thread #14925   Message #3374200
Posted By: Richie
09-Jul-12 - 08:01 PM
Thread Name: Leadbelly and the Gallus Pole / Gallows Pole
Subject: RE: Leadbelly and the Gallus Pole / Gallows Pole
Hi,

After checking more carefully, Leadbelly did record the song under the title, Mama, Did You Bring Me Any Silver? in 1935.

Apparently his version comes from another Texas inmate that the Lomaxes recorded a year earlier, James "Iron Head" Baker.

I haven't heard Baker's recording. Anyone know where I can get a copy or download "Young Maid Saved fro mthe Gallows"? The title was surely given by John Lomax.

Richie