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Thread #50080 Message #758287
Posted By: Joe Offer
01-Aug-02 - 03:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Foreign Lander
Subject: RE: Foreign Lander lyrics
OK, this is supposed to be in Jean Ritchie's book, Singing Family of the Cumberlands (called "I've Been a Foreign Lander"), and also in the Armstrong Family recording Wheel of the Year. I have both, but can't find them just now. anybody got 'em?
I did find it on a recording by Martha Hall on the Folkways recording Mountain Music of Kentucky, but I can't understand it well enough to come up with a decent transcription.
I'm guessing the Rory Block recording is the same song. I don't have that one, but I see that Block lists it as "traditional."