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Thread #158897   Message #3761523
Posted By: MGM·Lion
29-Dec-15 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: a folk song with lots of incarnations
Subject: RE: a folk song with lots of incarnations
Superb note above by Jim on the "Unfortunate Rake", "Cut Down In Prime", "St James Infirmary/Hospital", &c, group of songs. For the sake of completeness, I would just add that Burl Ives sang it, and included it in his Song Book, under title "The Streets of Laredo", where the dying man is a shot cowboy; and the very handsome air of that version was TinPanAlley·pinched in 1952 for a sentimental song called 'The Old Homing Waltz' ("A crowd stood around you the day that I found you; They all wanted you for the Old Homing Waltz") by T. O'Connor/M. Reine, originally recorded by Dickie Valentine - also recorded by Vera Lynn.