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Thread #45895   Message #679294
Posted By: Les B
30-Mar-02 - 01:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Billy in the Lowground
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Billy in the Lowground
I wonder if "Billy in the low GROUND" is different from Leadbelly's "Billy in the lowLANDS" ? I haven't seen the Leadbelly song, but wonder if it's some sort of version of the "Golden Vanity," "Lowlands of Holland" body of songs?

"Billy in the low ground" is on a lot of the old time records by people like Burnett & Rutherford, the Kessinger Brothers, etc., and today's fiddlers play it too, and I've never heard any words to it.