The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10100   Message #941087
Posted By: GUEST,Q
27-Apr-03 - 01:16 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Old Rosin the Bow / Rosin the Beau
Subject: RE: Anybody know 'Old Rosin the Bow'?
The correct words to "The Old Settler," (Acres of Clams) are in the DT (mis-titled the "Old Settler's Song"). The chorus also is missing.

And I had been frequently sold,
And I had been frequently sold.
I'd tunneled, hydraulicked and cradled,
And I had been frequently sold.

Text first published 1902, with sheet music, by the composer, Francis D. Henry. Reproduced with music in Lingenfelter and Dwyer, "Songs of the American West," pp. 555-556. The tune, as stated by Gargoyle, is "Rosin the Beau."
I think all of this is in previous threads.