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Thread #25358   Message #540809
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
03-Sep-01 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Subject: RE: Origins of: History of Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Masato, thanks for finding Aunt Tabby. In the west, she often was Aunt Rhoda rather than Rhody, but everything else the same. My wife, from Georgia in the south, remembers Rhoda, but can't put a date on the memory. There is no point in pursuing Rousseau, that is a dead end and I agree about the coincidence of "simple melodic paths". Without hearing or seeing the piano adaptations, their application can't be evaluated. Rousseau couldn't be held responsible for their arrangements in any case. Is there anything that indicates an origin TO THE WORDS earlier than 1925 (Fresno summary)? It seems odd to me that, with that date, an author or group can't be cited.