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Apr 15, 2024 - 2:51:49 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)


27982 posts since 6/25/2005

Any idea where the double repetition of the last line of each verse started? It was not in the folksong versions I heard early on; neither Doc Watson nor Peggy Seeger sang it, to mention two examples available on YouTube. I first heard it from the Country Gentlemen on the 1960 album “Country Songs Old and New.” Anyone know of an earlier example?

Apr 15, 2024 - 3:26:15 PM
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72006 posts since 10/5/2013

A 1958 Everly Brothers album has the doubled last line

Apr 15, 2024 - 10:25:34 PM



2006 posts since 4/12/2004

Here's are links to the Stanley Brothers doing it in 1956 and Tennessee Ernie doing it in 1956.  Ford does it both ways.

Rovin' Gambler - Stanley Brothers

Rovin' Gambler - Tennessee Ernie Ford

Edited by - RB3 on 04/15/2024 22:33:38

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