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Thread #32073   Message #420003
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
17-Mar-01 - 02:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: An Acre of Land
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Acre of Land
Sandy, did you ever track down Older's version of "Gypsie Laddie" (he sang it at an FWGW concert many years ago)? I had gotten it practically the same from my late ex mother-in-law about 1965. She said she had learned it from neighbourhood girls in Waukesha, Wisc. about 1910. It's a very distinctive version (sing-songy), and I think must have come from some late 19th century songbook.