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Thread #457   Message #3625077
Posted By: Bill D
08-May-14 - 11:20 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Baltimore Fire..a 'new' old verse....
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Baltimore Fire..a 'new' old verse....
refresh: to update this old discussion.

In a 2002 Mudcat thread 'Gary' quotes that 3rd verse, but gives The New Lost City Ramblers Vol III as the source- or at least it read as if he does.

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Thread #51992   Message #794189
Posted By: GUEST,Gary
30-Sep-02 - 03:34 PM

then: in the same verse seems again to be credited to that NLCR album, as does Numachi.

I heartily approve of the 3rd verse being available, as it sounds pretty 'authentic', but I just double checked, and it is NOT on that NLCR album.
I suspect that all POSTED versions were gleaned from my 1997 post here at Mudcat. It still seems to be the case that Gene Anderson (and wherever he got it) and Becky Kimmons source (her family?) are the only traceable places it first appeared.

I'm still looking for a copy of Mowry's Songster to see how it first appeared.