Mudcat Café message #1351677 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #50747   Message #1351677
Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
09-Dec-04 - 01:27 AM
Thread Name: Origin Of John Henry--part TWO
Subject: RE: Origin Of John Henry--part TWO
It's good to see this thread popping up yet again. It's a great answer to those who say we don't talk about American folksongs at Mudcat. Many of the "old chestnuts" like John Henry can provide stimulating discussion when scholarly folks look deeper into the possibilities. I appreciate John's new look at a fine song. Along with the first thread on this topic I think we have some fascinating reading. I wish I was more able to imagine (see) the terrain that John Garst is referring to in his papers. I'm too use to thinking in terms of the Big Bend Tunnel on the C. & O. Road. The new ideas could be true for all I know. Remember what a hard time Roger Maris had when he went up against the legend that was Babe Ruth.