Mudcat Café message #3672279 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #155631   Message #3672279
Posted By: Genie
26-Oct-14 - 03:25 PM
Thread Name: fifties popsongs that started as folk
Subject: RE: fifties popsongs that started as folk
Jackie Wilson, Sal Mineo, The Four Lads and Patsy Cline all recorded pop/swing versions of
"Down By The Riverside," which was a take-off from the old Gospel/folk song.

"Gonna lay down my sword and shield down by the riverside ...
Gonna study war no more"
became
"I met my little brown-eyed doll down by the riverside ..."