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Thread #8085   Message #953366
Posted By: katlaughing
15-May-03 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: Origins: State of Arkansas
Subject: RE: State of Arkansas
Don't know if this helps at all, but I did find this in an old thread:

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Meat you couldnt chaw
From: Midchuck - PM
Date: 05 Dec 99 - 01:34 PM

"The State of Arkansas." I've seen it, but don't have the lyrics. It got moved over the State line to Texas and became "Diamond Joe," with that particular line still included. Joe Val picked it up (from Ramblin' Jack and/or Tom Rush?)and turned it into Bluegrass, and a good many BG performers have recorded it. In fact, I think there's an album of J. V.'s by that title.