The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #941   Message #5885
Posted By: Dale Rose
29-May-97 - 03:23 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Preacher and the Bear
Subject: RE:
After a little research on this song, I found that it was written by George Fairman [1881-1962] in 1904. It seems he was a bit short of funds, so he sold the rights to the publisher, Arthur Longbrake, who then published it under the pseudonym of Joe Arzonia. [correct spelling] This information was taken from the writings of Dr. Bill McNeil at the Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, Arkansas.