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Thread #168027   Message #4057815
Posted By: Reinhard
07-Jun-20 - 03:38 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Tumbling Through the Hay
Subject: RE: Origins: Tumbling Through the Hay
Very similar lyrics are in Sam Henry's Songs of the People (H697, dated 3 April 1937). It also was sung by Joe Holmes on his and Len Graham's 1976 Free Reed album Chaste Muses, Bards and Sages. The liner notes say he got it from his mother.

But of course it's best known as the Copper Family's The Pleasant Month of May.