VILLIKINS AND HIS DINAH

Latest update on 03/02/2015

Artist: Len Spencer
Author: traditional
Label: Columbia
Year: 1900

Music hall song, biggest success of Sam Cowell, London's most popular mid 19th century comedian. Stephen Foster used this same tune in 1858 (for The Great Baby Show). Variatiants (both melodic and lyrical) found their way in The Nightingale (One Morning In May) and The Bold Grenadier (see there).

Covers:

1931:

Crockett's Kentucky Mountaineers [as Sweet Betsy From Pike]

1932:

Harry McClintock [idem]

1933:

Bradley Kincaid [idem; for Bluebird]

1950s:

Eddy Arnold [idem]

1955:

Sons Of The Pioneers [idem]

1959:

Burl Ives [idem]

1959:

Jimmy Driftwood [idem]

1964:

Judy Collins [idem]

1965:

Johnny Cash [idem]

1965:

Dubliners [as The Old Orange Flute]

1991:

Alan Lomax [as The Wild Rippling Water]

1992:

Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem [as The Old Orange Flute]

1997:

Riders In The Sky [as Sweet Betsy From Pike]

2007:

BR5-49 [idem]

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