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Thread #25358   Message #1319299
Posted By: GUEST,susan frost
07-Nov-04 - 12:35 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Subject: RE: Origins: History of Go Tell Aunt Rhody
I was just discussing this song at work with a patient of mine. She is 81 years old, intelligent and well educated; she seemed to think that the origin of the song was from civil war times, when soldiers used to come into someone's homestead and take foodstuffs, including fowl. Neither of us could recall any but the chorus of the song, and looking at the full lyrics, the explaination she gave of it's origin does not seem to jibe, but who knows...........that's all I have to contribute, hope it helps! :)