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1912. Mr. Barry believes that it was carried over the country as ita author went to Ohio and later to Illinois, on his way to join the Mor­mons in Utah. It is widely current.
45.   (A) The Old Shawnee. Text from a manuscript book in the possession of L. C. Wimberly, 1916.
(B) On the Banks of the Old Pedee. The same song, as obtained from Lillian Gear Boswell at Junction, Wyoming, 1915.
46.  The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn. Text secured from Bessie Aten when a student at the University of Nebraska in 1914. The song is sometimes known as "Harm Link." See Camp­bell and Sharp, English Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians, p. 314; Journal of American Folk Lore, vol. 29, p. 181. A. H. Tol-man's text of the same piece goes under the name of The hazy Man.
47.  Wicked Polly. Text from E. F. Piper, who had it from Mrs. Lydia Hinshaw of Richland, Iowa. The second text is one of four printed by P. Barry, Modern Language Notes, vol. 28, p. 1. A. H. Tolman has a version in The Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 29, p. 192, 1916.
48.  Johnny Sands. The first text is from a manuscript book of Bongs obtained by Grace Munson of Chicago from Mrs. Woodruff of Weston Road, Wellesley, in 1916. The second text is .from Harry Gear, of Junction, Wyoming, 1914. For this song see A. H. Tolman, "Some Songs Traditional in the United States," Journal oj American Folk-Lore, vol. 29, p. 178, with Kittredge's annotations. It belongs to the forties of the nineteenth century. It achieved enormous vogue in this country, says Professor Kittredge, by forming part of the repertory of the Hutchinson Family, the Continental Vocalists, and other singing "troupes."
49.  Fuller and Warren. Obtained from Jane Andrews of Cambridge, Nebraska, in 1915. Miss Andrews made this comment: "This song was sung in 1874 by some young men in western Nebraska who had come from the vicinity in which this really happened."
50.  Poor Goins. Obtained by G. L. Kittredge from Loraine Wyman "as sung by Rob Morgan, Hindman, Kentucky, in 1916." See "Songs and Ballads," Journal of American Folk-Lore, vol. 30, p. 361, 1917.
51.  Poor Omie. From the singing of Mr. Hilliard Smith at Hind-man, Kentucky, 1909. See Campbell and Sharp, English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, p. 228. Professor H. M. Belden has a copy of Omie Wise (Poor Omie) from Earl Cruikshank, with the following account: "This song was handed down to my mother through her grandfather who came from Virginia. My mother says that he was acquainted with Omie Wise and had danced with her and went in the same circle -with her. He described her as being a small light-complexioned • girl. One time when he sang this song at a






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