The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #47891 Message #807035
Posted By: Stewie
20-Oct-02 - 12:24 AM
Thread Name: Water Is Wide - First American Version
Subject: RE: Water Is Wide - First American Version
Duncan Emrich ['American Folk Poetry'] gives the text [2 stanzas and chorus only] that is in the DT under the title 'When Cockle Shells Turn Silver Bells' as 'Waly Waly' and as an American version rather than English. He recorded it from Eugenia Blount Anderson of Maryland in 1947. Mrs Blount learned it orally in Georgia. The recording is on Library of Congress AFS record 8934 A2.