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Thread #117008   Message #2516492
Posted By: Joe Offer
15-Dec-08 - 11:51 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Clayton Boone (Child #200)
Subject: RE: Origins: Clayton Boone (Child #200)
Hi, Mark. You caught me before I finished typing. It's the source information I'm interested in - the Digital Tradition does not provide information about where the song came from.

The earliest version I can find is a Folkways recording by Harry Jackson (1965). Here are the lyrics and background notes:
For comparison, here are the lyrics from the Digital Tradition:So, where did Harry Jackson get the song?