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Thread #38178   Message #536330
Posted By: GUEST,Pete Peterson
27-Aug-01 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: S-A-V-E-D
Subject: Lyr Add: S-A-V-E-D
1) I'm not sure but I believe the the original was Blind Alfred Reed; if it wasn't, it should have been.

2) Yes, it is "bobed" and I have never been sure whether that was from scansion rquirements or inability to spell.

3) Modern versions sing some of the middle verses as
4) The Georgia Yellow Hammers sing a much simpler chorus:
5) Another later verse goes
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