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Thread #47891 Message #848281
Posted By: John Minear
16-Dec-02 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Water Is Wide - First American Version
Subject: RE: Water Is Wide - First American Version
Jane Gentry's version of "Waly, Waly", collected by Cecil Sharp in 1916, is not in Bronson, contrary to the information above. He doesn't have any of the "Water is Wide" versions either. Gentry's version can be found, not in Sharp's published collection, but in the book about her by Betty Smith, JANE HICKS GENTRY, A SINGER AMONG SINGERS, published by the University of Kentucky.
Since I have re-opened this thread, let me ask again, does anybody have Peggy Seeger's lyrics to this song, or any information on where she learned it? And where she has recorded it? Thanks. T.O.M.