The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48110   Message #720926
Posted By: Genie
01-Jun-02 - 12:33 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Woody Guthrie songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Woody Guthrie songs
There is a version of Blackjack Davey that I have heard sung by Woody Guthrie and seen printed in "The Woody Guthrie Songbook." It is pretty much the same lyric as THIS ONE in the DT. In the songbook, it says "Words and music by Woody Guthrie," which is pretty much nonsense, since the verses were virtually indistinguishable from much older, traditional verses (and Woody did not usually compose original tunes).