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Thread #10886   Message #4066004
Posted By: cnd
26-Jul-20 - 06:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Katy Cruel History/Info???
Subject: RE: Origins: Katy Cruel History/Info???
Lin, this sounds exactly like the recording made by Bibi Osterwald for Charles Gross's album Great American Songs, 1969

Listen here: https://archive.org/details/lp_great-american-songs_charles-gross/disc1/01.02.+Katy+Cruel.mp3

The text is apparently from Eloise Hubbard Linscott's Folk Songs of New England, so it could have been recorded by someone before then, too.