Mudcat Café message #541997 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25358   Message #541997
Posted By: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
04-Sep-01 - 08:03 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Subject: RE: Origins of: History of Go Tell Aunt Rhody
I am reviving a near-dead thread, but I wondered if anyone thinks there is a coincidence between the spiritual "Go tell it on the mountain" and the song "Go tell Aunt Rhody" (Tabby, Nancy, Rhoda)? Go tell it on the mountain-Go tell aunt Rhody,/ Go tell it everywhere-Go tell aunt Rhody,/Go tell it on the mountain-Go tell aunt Rhody,/ That Jesus Christ is born-That the old gray goose is dead. Both simple, only a few accents differently placed. Or am I stretching so far that my head will be cut off?