The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48893   Message #736637
Posted By: John Minear
25-Jun-02 - 01:40 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Limber Jim
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Limber Jim: History & Lyrics
Thanks, Masato. You've saved me a trip to the library. What I had hoped might be two independent sources turns out to be the same one. If you divide the verses in two, they almost fit the "Limber Jim" tune and I could imagine the chorus being related. I had always suspected that "Buckeye Jim" probably had some Black roots if not minstrel relatives. I'll go looking for Hearn next time I get into the library. I'm still mighty curious about the link between Collin's "original" collected version and how and where it got into print, as well as the link now between that version and this one from Hearn. Has anybody ever heard anyone singing "Limber Jim" or perhaps sung it yourself?