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Derby Ram
Obtained from Ray Bohanan, Indian Gap, Route #15, Sevier County, Tennessee, August, 1929.
The second stanza begtns,
"One year had passed and Joe at last". The same stanza ends,
"And deeply he regretted then That he had ever said:"
No title. Obtained from Miss Mary E. King, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee, August, 1929, who had it from Miss Lara Ogle, Sevierville, Tennessee, Route #12. T his version of the song is almost identical with A.
DERBY RAM See Joanna C. Colcord's Roll and Go Songs of American Sailorwen, p. 68; Journal^ XVIII, 51; XXXVI, 3 77; XXXIX, 173; Flanders and Brown, p. 100; Lunsford and Stringfield, p. 8; Shoemaker, p. 266, 3rd ed.; Fuson, p. 58.
"The Old Big Sheep." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Mrs. Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Blount County, Tennessee, August 12, 1930.
1. As 1 went to market, sir, One market day, I saw as big a ram, sir, As ever fed on hay.
Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day, Tam-a-fare randy dotty, tam-a-fare randy day.

E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III