Mudcat Café message #1683159 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89259   Message #1683159
Posted By: Azizi
02-Mar-06 - 09:06 AM
Thread Name: Modern Day John Henry
Subject: RE: Modern Day John Henry
Flash Company, that's wonderful!

But may I get just a little bit nit picky here by saying that your comment "Acknowledgement to the late Huddie Leadbetter for the original"..could be interpreted to mean that Huddie Leadbetter composed "John Henry", when actually it is an African American folk song with no known original composers. Leadbelly learned it {and probably added to it}, but certainly didn't compose it from stratch.