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Thread #35605   Message #487803
Posted By: Bill D
20-Jun-01 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Turtledove Done Drooped His Wings
Subject: RE: Help: turtledove done drooped his wings
Dave Olive was THE source for that song for many people. It is one of my earliest memories of being in FSGW, 22-23 years ago....and I wouldn't doubt that he got it straight from Bessie Jones....

I have stood at Dave's shoulder as he , wove, caressed and belted out "Turtle Dove" and he did sing " Adam & Eve , wont'cha tell it to me"! I can hear it in my head now.

(I can hear "I'm a Hog for Ya' Baby", too, because I found an old Getaway tape of Dave doing it!!!...I wonder if there are others who have old tapes that we could make a memorial complilation of.)