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Thread #54707   Message #850028
Posted By: Richie
18-Dec-02 - 10:02 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Molly and Tenbrooks
Subject: RE: Origin and Lyr: Molly and Tenbrooks
Thanks Guest Frank Hamilton for your post,

"Big Ball In (Nashville)Town" was the result of The Skillet Licker's marrying the tune "Roll on the Ground" with new words.

Many versions include "Big Ball," "Big Ball in Memphis," "Big Ball's in Boston," "Hook Nose In Brooklyn," "Big Ball's in Cowtown" "Big Ball in Bristol."

None of my sources have indicated the relationship with the "Roll on the ground" songs, but your observation sems to have merit.