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Thread #41882   Message #606505
Posted By: masato sakurai
08-Dec-01 - 09:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Go 'Way from My Window
Subject: RE: lyric required - Go 'Way From My Window
It's on John Jacob Niles Sings Folk Songs (Folkways FA 2373)[LP], with this comment:

"I wrote this song, text and tune, in 1908, when I was 16 years of age. It was a love offering to a local girl. She rejected the song and the composer. The idea came from one line, sung over and over again by a ditch-digger employed by my father around the turn of the century."