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Thread #52945   Message #812840
Posted By: GUEST,Richie
27-Oct-02 - 09:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
Subject: RE: Origin Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals

Thanks for the excellent posts and lyrics.

Many suspect that the Johnson Boys originated as a Civil War song becuase of the lyrics- No proof yet.

Does anyone know the history of Doran's Ass- Laws Q19 in the US? There's a Pennsylvania folk song, "Dolan's Ass" that is derived from it. There might be some early connection because Pennsylvania is not far from North Carolina and is also a Civil War area.

Anyone have a version of Dolan's Ass?