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Orig: Little Girl That Played on My Knee

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ARE YOU TIRED OF ME MY DARLING
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SINGLE GIRL
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THE LITTLE GYPSY GIRL
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Richie 20 Dec 08 - 10:12 AM
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Subject: Orig: Little Girl That Played on My Knee
From: Richie
Date: 20 Dec 08 - 10:12 AM

Hi,

I'm trying to find where this (probably late 1800s) parlor song came from:

"Little Girl That Played On/Upon My Knee."

The Late 1800s Unknown (1937 by Carters)- Based on an unknown parlor song. In the repertoire of Jennie Devlin (1865-1952) as "The Litle Valley" which combines this song with a version of "Red River Valley."

Here's Devlin's version:
http://books.google.com/books?id=fVilv3ZcQEAC&pg=PA274&lpg=PA275&dq=%22played+upon+my+knee%22&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html


The Little Girl That Played Upon My Knee
Carter Family

Many years have passed away and gone
Since I left my old native home
Since I left the scenes of my childhood there
Where the dark days seem to roam

I left my aged father there
And my mother so dear unto me
I left a brother and a sister fair
And a little girl that played upon my knee

Don't Ginny remember, will she ever forget
Those many hours of pleasure to me
Does she sigh when she thinks of those many happy hours
When a little girl she played upon my knee

I am homeward bound with the thrills of joy
Of my wandering so far o'er the sea
I shall soon see my home, my old native home
And the little girl that played upon my knee

I am tired of life, I cannot live
In this dark world so weary unto me
Come bury me low by the one I love so well
By the little girl that played upon my knee


Thanks,

Richie


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