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Lyr Req: Across the Blue Mountains (Sally Rogers)

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GUEST,DIVA 03 Jan 04 - 05:23 PM
Sorcha 03 Jan 04 - 05:42 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: aCROSS THE bLUE mOUNTAIN SALLY ROGERS
From: GUEST,DIVA
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 05:23 PM

ANYONE HAVE SALLY ROGERS WORDS?


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Subject: Lyr Req: Across the Blue Mountain(s)
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 05:42 PM

This one?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: aCROSS THE bLUE mOUNTAIN SALLY ROGERS
From: Sandy Paton
Date: 03 Jan 04 - 07:05 PM

I believe the penultimate verse was added by Paul Clayton after he collected the song from Maybird McAllister in Brown's Cove, Virginia. Caroline and I don't sing the final verse printed here, as we think it's clearly the work of a modern singer/songwriter and fails to match the language of the original. We might be wrong, but that's our sense of it. Can anyone tell me exactly where and when that verse first appeared?
    Also: Maybird actually sang something like "I'd 'vallee' all of the women that ever I did see," but we found that hard to interepret. "Envy" seemed a reasonable sunstitute, and one our audiences could understand. Harry Tuft still sings "vallee," on his Folk-Legacy CD which draws its title from the song.
    An interesting sidelight: Mary Celestia Parler, in Fayettville, Arkansas, (wife of the great Ozark folklorist, Vance Randolph, and an important folklorist in her own right) once asked me if I had ever heard a song that went... and then gave me a portion of this song. I almost hated to tell her that I had, as she was convinced that she had found a unique addition to the American songbag. I sang Maybird's version for her and she said it was very, very close to the one she had collected in the Ozarks. These two versions are the only traditional versions I know of, although a number of revival singers have picked it up now.
    Sandy


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Subject: Lyr Add: ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS (from S Rogers)
From: harpgirl
Date: 19 Jan 04 - 03:44 PM

ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
As sung by Sally Rogers on "We'll Pass Them On" (1995)

One morning, one morning, one morning in May,
I overheard a married man to a young girl did say:
"Go dress you up, pretty Katy, and come along with me
Across the Blue Mountains to the Allegheny.

"I'll buy you a horse, love, and a saddle for to ride,
And I'll buy myself another to ride by your side.
We'll stop in every tavern; we'll drink when we are dry.
Across the Blue Mountains go my Katy and I."

Then up spoke her mother, and angry was she then:
"O daughter, my dear daughter, he is a married man.
Besides there are young men plenty, more handsome than he.
Let him take his own wife to the Allegheny."

"But mother, O mother, he's the man of my own heart,
And wouldn't it be a dreadful thing for me and my love to part?
I'd value every woman that ever I did see,
Who crossed the Blue Mountains to the Allegheny."

One morning, one morning, one morning in May
I overheard a married man to a young girl did say:
"Go dress you up, pretty Katy, and come along with me
Across the Blue Mountains to the Allegheny."



love, harpgirl


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Blue Mountain (Sally Rogers)
From: GUEST,newcomer
Date: 06 Mar 15 - 04:17 AM

Who put a "Ridge" after Blue, and replaced "married" with "handsome," a couple of pretty sisters from Atlanta or someone they learned the song from? See "Rising Appalachia" on YouTube. They also skip the mother's complaint.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Across The Blue Mountain (Sally Rogers)
From: Tradsinger
Date: 06 Mar 15 - 05:34 AM

Verse 2 is very similar to one that appears in the English song "High Germany", e.g.

I'll buy for you a pony, love, and on it you shall ride
And all of my delights will be a-riding by your side
We'll stop at every alehouse and drink when we are dry
We'll be true to one another, get married by and by.

Tradsinger


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