The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50004   Message #757056
Posted By: GUEST, NOMADman
30-Jul-02 - 02:47 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lady Mary / Palace Grand / The Sad Song
Subject: RE: Lady Mary
This song is from the Ozarks. It appears in Vance Randolph's Ozark Folksongs. Randolph titled it "The Sad Song." It was recorded perhaps most recently by Cathy Barton and Dave Para on their album "Ballad of the Boonslick" under the title "Palace Grand" (now available, I believe, only on cassette). I doubt that you will find any actual background on the story. I suspect that it is a product of the original writer's imagination, and the answers to your questions are left to yours.