The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52945 Message #4057012
Posted By: Lighter
03-Jun-20 - 04:24 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
Subject: RE: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
My candidate for the source of the tune:
"Walking in the Parlor."
A snippet of NC fiddler Frank George's version is here:
Unfortunately early documentation of this tune is, um, scarce. A different tune to about the same title dates from the 1850s.