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Thread #45408   Message #671319
Posted By: Amos
18-Mar-02 - 11:31 AM
Thread Name: JOHN HENRY solved????
Subject: RE: JOHN HENRY solved????
Rare? It was widely distributed in the late Fifties, or early Sixties by (if memory serves) a recording by Harry Belafonte. While he is scarcely an authoritative source, it made the "white house" version of the verse widely known -- or so it seemed to me as a yonker.