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Thread #8085   Message #953411
Posted By: Stewie
15-May-03 - 07:12 PM
Thread Name: Origins: State of Arkansas
Subject: RE: State of Arkansas
The earliest printed reference Meade et alia 'Country Music Sources' give for 'State of Arkansas' is Oct 1891 in 'Wehman's Collection of Songs' [NYC, Henry J.Wehman, 1884-1994, 42 issues]. Earliest recording is Kelly Harrell & The Virginia Stringband 'My Name Is John Johanna' on 23 March 1927 and issued as Victor 21250 in October 1928.

--Stewie.