The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #581   Message #3870651
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
08-Aug-17 - 08:34 PM
Thread Name: Origins:Deportees-seeking original Woody recording
Subject: RE: oranges and creosote
It feels wrong posting more on this subject in the main song/crash victims' thread given the complete lack of sources. But it's not exactly pure BS either. (more to follow)

What Woody Really Sed:

"...the dumped oranges and peaches rotting, just because there weren't enough profit, rotting, running down into little creosote poisoned streams."

This comes from the intro to a 1947 songbook (reprinted in 1961.) The subject line first appeared in the 1948 verse:

"The crops are all in and the peaches are rottn'ning,
The oranges piled in their creosote dumps,
"

Woody Guthrie never said any of the other things being repeated by Mudcatters.

From 1929 – present the only references I can locate on the creosote subject trace by to Mudcat (c.2001)

More than one request has been made but nobody is willing to back it up with scientific, technical or engineering references.

I think it's past time to either put up or withdraw the accusations; set the record straight and put an end the circular reporting.