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Thread #169254   Message #4163395
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
24-Jan-23 - 01:00 AM
Thread Name: Any January Songs?
Subject: RE: Any January Songs?
On this day in 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s sawmill in California to spark the great gold rush.

Days of 49

Jeff Warner sang Days of '49 in 2018 on his WildGoose CD Roam the Country Through. He noted: John Galusha gave this to the Warners in 1941. A nostalgic look back at the California gold rush camps, it first appears in print in San Francisco in 1872, a minstrel song (without chorus) written by Charles Bensell (aka Charley Rhoades), d. 1877, with a tune different from Galusha's. The Galusha-Warner version appeared in John and Alan Lomax's Folk Song USA in 1947 and has become the standard melody for the song."