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Thread #54252   Message #839425
Posted By: Richie
03-Dec-02 - 12:41 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Darlin' Corey / Little Maggie
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Darlin' Corey / Little Maggie
Here's the other Sharp version:

Lyr. Add: The Gambling Man (Darlin' Corey)
Cecil Sharp EFSSA No. 152-A
Sung by Mrs. Florence Samples at Goose Creek,
Manchester, Clay Co., Ky. Aug. 13, 1917

The poor man gambled all the night alone,
Until the break of day…
He rose up from the table,
And he threw his cards away.

Notes: This single verse has the Darlin' Corey melody and was the first collected by Sharp of this tune in 1917. It is an example of the "white" Appalachian blues tunes which include "Little Maggie;" "Hustling Gamblers/Country Blues," "East Virginia Blues," "Ain't Going to Work Tomorrow;" "Cora Allen;" "Drowsy Sleeper/Sleepers;" "Come All You Roving Gamblers;" and "Poor Rambler."

Other names for "Darlin' Corey" are "Dig a Hole in the Meadow," "Darlin' Cora," "Little Lulie," "Darling Cora," "Corey, Corey" and "Dig a Hole."