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Thread #9184   Message #59077
Posted By: Mark Clark
18-Feb-99 - 02:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords/Tune Req: Tom Dooley (Kingston Trio)
Subject: RE: Kingston Trio, Tom Dooley
There are scholars, such as Art, lurking about who can speak with authority, but I was under the impression that the Kingston Trio's version of that song was a tin pan alley remake of the traditional ballad. Versions by Frank Profitt and Doc Watson are probably more faithful to the tradition and every bit as nice musically speaking.

- Mark