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Thread #25358   Message #577814
Posted By: Burke
22-Oct-01 - 10:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Go Tell Aunt Rhody
Subject: RE: Origins of: History of Go Tell Aunt Rhody
There's also an old hymn called Sweet Affliction that uses the theme. Like the versions at Levy, it's got a second section.

You can see it in The Southern Harmony (melody in 2nd line) The Sacred Harp has an attribution for the tune of Lowell Mason and J. J. Rousseau, 1823. Mason liked to claim he was arranging great composers when he wasn't. I'll see if I can find an early Mason version in my books.