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Thread #95986 Message #3535679
Posted By: Airymouse
09-Jul-13 - 07:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Oliver Cromwell (Buried & dead)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Oliver Cromwell (Buried & dead)
Also available on the internet is Nellie Galt's Mulberry Hill. Nellie is a wonderful counterexample to the idea popularized in The Song Catcher that old songs are known only to the poor and uneducated.
My family had more of a family bush than a family tree , but my half-sister's half sister's mother sang a version called "Old Crump's Dead". I haven't been able to find this version in print or on the internet, but I am waiting to hear back from an expert mudcatter about this and several other old songs that I have not been able to track down.