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Joe Offer Origins: Little Red Wing / Union Maid (44) RE: Origins: Little Red Wing / Union Maid 12 Dec 20


The authorship of the "little tip" verse is nicely sidestepped in the Smithsonian/Folkways Ella Jenkins Camp Songs compilation album:
    ” It is one of Ella’s favorite songs, and she sings it with Bucky Halker on an album built around ideas of unity, cooperation, and labor unions called A Union of Friends Pulling Together (SFW 45046). The last
    verse was written later, and reflects changes in women’s roles in
    the workplace that have occurred since Woody wrote the song


https://folkways-media.si.edu/liner_notes/smithsonian_folkways/SFW45082.pdf


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