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Thread #154697   Message #3631046
Posted By: GUEST,Fred McCormick
07-Jun-14 - 05:41 AM
Thread Name: Jean Ritchie's 'Locks & Keys'
Subject: RE: Jean Ritchie's 'Locks & Keys'
An intriguing one. I've just searched Steve Roud's folksong database and there is no song of that name listed. What's more I did an advanced search for anything which Jean Ritchie might have sung, with the word locks in the title. Again, nothing. Finally, I checked Songs from Kentucky and it came up with the interesting news that it had been released as Westminster WP 6037. This presumably is the US release which you mentioned? In any event, again, nothing.

The absence of Locks and Bolts from from the Westminster may be the result of their not being able to get two the two Argo LPs (10"?) onto a single 12" disc. But it is curious that she doesn't seem to have made any later recordings of this song.

Do let us know if you come up with anything.