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Thread #10100 Message #4010662
Posted By: Steve Gardham
26-Sep-19 - 02:00 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Old Rosin the Bow / Rosin the Beau
Subject: RE: Origins: Old Rosin the Bow / Rosin the Beau
John's sheet music is note for note the standard ORTB. However if it was a big election issue c1840 then there are usually several songs about it.
Another point worth mentioning, the Southern Ballad version surely must be the source for the American songster version as it has the same verses in the same order but in the songster version some of the pairs of verses have been shunted into one, a typical shortening in broadside fashion.