The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28829 Message #360916
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Dec-00 - 03:57 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Done Laid Around
Subject: RE: Curious: Who Wrote 'Done Laid Around'?
Maybe it would be better if Gene said BMI and ASCAP show "who claim it." In this case, it's the Weavers and Paul Clayton. the Weavers resurrected a lot of traditional songs; but this one sounds like it was composed, and not subjected to the Folk Process.From what I can see in a review of recordings of the song, it seems it's generally credited to Paul Clayton, a gifted folk musician who died too young.
If you do a SuperSearch of Mudcat, you'll find we've had some interesting discussions of Clayton, and some comments from Mudcatters who knew him.