The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60055   Message #960981
Posted By: Bob Bolton
28-May-03 - 11:39 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I Can Jump Puddles (Hugh & Tony Williams)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Can Jump Puddles
G'day MC Fat and nutty,

I guess this is 'thread drift', but the current thread on I'll be all Smiles Tonight (apart from crediting this fine old song to the Carter Family rip-off) reminded me that Allan Marshall, whose autobiography gave the title and inspiration for the song I Can Jump Puddles, wrote some articles for Australian folk magazines.

One that I enjoyed greatly was in (the first issue of ...?) the Victorian Folk Music Club's magazine Tradition, back in the early 1960s. The title was Bring Back the Sobs of Yesteryear! and it was about all those wonderfully 'weepie' old songs that were so popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I'm sure that "I'll be all Smiles Tonight" gets a guernsey in that article.


Bob Bolton