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Thread #457 Message #3932174
Posted By: Charlie Baum
20-Jun-18 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Baltimore Fire..a 'new' old verse....
Subject: RE: Origins: Baltimore Fire..a 'new' old verse....
Regarding the Mowry's Songster, which is said to be the source of Charlie Poole's version:
A copy of Mowry's Songster is listed in the Guthrie T. Meade Collection #20246, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Folder 679:
Mowry's Songster). If anyone is in the Chapel Hill/Triangle area, perhaps they can investigate it.
--Charlie Baum, who heard Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins sing the Baltimore Fire song last night, and sparked my interest in the subject