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Thread #6761 Message #3675176
Posted By: GUEST,Joseph Scott
06-Nov-14 - 03:52 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Tell Old Bill
Subject: RE: Origin: Tell Old Bill
Ben Harney published a variant of "This Morning This Evening So Soon" as "You've Been A Good Old Wagon But You've Done Broke Down" in 1895. A recording of Harney singing it himself can be heard on youtube if you search on ben harney wagon. The folk song Harney heard by 1895 was similar to the "Dummy Line" that Bascom Lunsford said he learned in 1898.