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Posted By: Joe Offer
25-Mar-08 - 04:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Poor Howard / Green Corn (Leadbelly)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Poor Howard (from Leadbelly)
The Traditional Ballad Index doesn't have much on "Poor Howard":

Poor Howard

DESCRIPTION: "Poor Howard's dead and gone, Left me here to sing this song." "Who's been here since I've been gone? Pretty little girl with a red dress on." "Who's been here... Great big man with a derby on" And so forth, through as many visitors as desired
AUTHOR: Huddie Leadbetter
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (copyright)
KEYWORDS: nonballad death
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Silber-FSWB, p. 63, "Poor Howard" (1 text)
Roud #11673
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Stavin Chain" (lyrics)
File: FSWB063

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