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Thread #18313   Message #340164
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
13-Nov-00 - 09:25 PM
Thread Name: Penguin: George Collins
Subject: RE: Penguin: George Collins
That's interesting; most versions of The Dying Hobo (Laws H3; there's a version in the DT:  here  ) have a quite different story altogether.  The Traditional Ballad Index mentions Kelly Harrell's version, which appears to be a one-off; first verse of the Hobo and the rest from Lady Alice or George Collins.  If you happen to be in a position to post the tune, that would be great.

Incidentally, since I posted the links above I've become aware of an American version of George Collins at  The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection:

George Collins  As sung by Mrs. Gladys McChristain in Huntsville, Arkansas on October 1, 1958.  (With staff notation and soundfiles).