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Thread #16280 Message #3640105
Posted By: Airymouse
08-Jul-14 - 08:25 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
I'm the guest above. My theory is that this song is cobbled together from three different songs, and the change in the tune in the last two verses supports this idea. On part is "Seventeen next Sunday;" one part is the play-party song,"Coffee grows on white oak trees" and the last verse of both my song an Bertha Hubbard Beard's song comes from a Mexican War song, which I have not been able to find. Anyway to see that this song stands alone you need to listen to "New Orleans" too.