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Thread #25358   Message #2752580
Posted By: Rowan
25-Oct-09 - 05:30 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Subject: RE: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
MtheGM, your memory is probably correct (although I have no access to the disc) because I must have picked up the habit of singing it (in the minor, throughout) from somewhere and it isn't a song that is part of the Australian tradition. Burl Ives performed here in the 50s and became part of the tradition that says "I'm interested in folk music. I've got a Burl Ives/ Kingston Trio/etc/etc/etc record at home."

Cheers, Rowan