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Thread #52945 Message #815203
Posted By: GUEST,Richie
31-Oct-02 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
Subject: RE: Origin Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this post on the origin of Johnson Boys/ Johnson Gals.
I'm curious about the song, "Want to go to Meeting and Got No Shoes" by Frank Kittrell, Great Big Yam Potatoes. Anglo-American Fiddle Music from Mississippi, and its relationship with Johnson Gal.
Does anyone know about "Calico" or "Want to go to Meeting and Got No Shoes" or have any lyrics?
Also as mentioned by Joe offer on this thread, it seems the shanty "Johnson Girls" has related lyrics to Johnson Gal and is a cross-over song much like "Hog-eye" and "Johnny Come Down to Hilo." Anyone have any shanty lyrics?