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Marble Orchard 23 Jun 97 - 07:40 PM
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Subject: Marble Orchard
Date: 23 Jun 97 - 07:40 PM

Does anyone know a song:

Take me to the marble orchard Carve my name upon a stone

That's all I know of it, and I couldn't find it in the (most excellent) database.

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Subject: RE: Marble Orchard
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 10:45 AM

Those lines appear in some versions of EAST VIRGINIA BLUES.

See, for example, the lyrics posted here: Lyr Add: EAST VIRGINIA BLUES # 2 (from Carter)

I suppose "marble orchard" is a euphemism for "cemetery."

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