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Thread #16866   Message #4086791
Posted By: Felipa
06-Jan-21 - 05:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Eighth of January
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Eighth of January
the Eighth of January tune may be based on a tune called Old Jake Gillie. I can certainly hear the resemblance on this recording of Jake Gilley played by the Floyd County Ramblers

I read the the Eighth of January used to be known as Jackson's Victory and that the title changed around the time of the American Civil War with the waning of Jackson's reputation and popularity.