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Thread #55778   Message #3653591
Posted By: Airymouse
24-Aug-14 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: How old are you my pretty little miss?
Subject: RE: Origins: How old are you my pretty little miss?
There's an interesting version on You tube sung by Bertha Hubbard Beard . There it is called "New Orleans", but my guess that name was supplied by the youtubers because Bertha probably had no name for it. (The idea that old time songs always had names is wrong.) One interesting line is
"She answered me with a modesty,'I'll be 16 next Sunday." "Modesty" isn't used that way any more, but it's a perfectly good use of the word.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyuRLQlYevo

AS you can see, I haven't mastered the blue-click, perhaps cut and paste is different from copy and paste.