The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32073   Message #420516
Posted By: Sandy Paton
18-Mar-01 - 03:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: An Acre of Land
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Acre of Land
Actually, Bruce, Frank Proffitt did know two versions of the ballad -- the "Gyps of David" version that he learned from his aunt, Nancy Prather, and the more common "Black Jack Davey" that he learned from other folk in his Appalachian community. I think Lawrence had only the one version, using the "Rattle lattle lingo lingo ling" chorus. Is that the one you say resembles the Wisconsin version your ex-mother-in-law sang? It's a fun one to sing.