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Thread #54707   Message #848664
Posted By: Stewie
17-Dec-02 - 12:51 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Molly and Tenbrooks
Subject: RE: Origin and Lyr: Molly and Tenbrooks

For the 'cherry' stanza in Thomas' song, a reference is a Virginian song in Dorothy Scarborough's 'On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs':

Lips jes' like a cherry
Cheeks jes' like a rose
How I love dat yaller gal
Lord Almighty knows!