The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49340   Message #744503
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Jul-02 - 02:52 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Red Iron Ore / Derry down, down
Subject: ZDTStudy: Red Iron Ore / Derry down, down
I see that part of the background notes are missing from the DT text. I wonder what Dick was trying to say there...
I think he was quoting from the text of Folk Songs Out of Wisconsin:
Sung by M.C. Dean, Virginia, Minnesota, for Franz Rickaby. Dean used the same tune and refrain as is often used for "The Little Brown Bulls." Death's Door is the treacherous passageway between the tip of Door County and Washington Island, a place greatly (and justifiably) feared by Great Lakes sailors and pilots of the nineteenth century.
If my bleary eyes read both texts correctly, I'd say the text in the DT is an exact transcription from Folk Songs Out of Wisconsin.
-Joe Offer-