Mudcat Café message #540474 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25358   Message #540474
Posted By: Haruo
02-Sep-01 - 07:40 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Subject: RE: Origins of: History of Go Tell Aunt Rhody
One thought to pursue: Are there French lyrics of a folkie or children's song, mother-goosey variety that may predate the opera, in which case maybe all J-J did was write new lyrics to an already universally known tune. For example, doesn't Malbrouck s'a va-t'en guerre predate The bear went over the mountain by quite a ways?