Artist: Ed MortonAuthor: Mat Marshall/Shelton BrooksLabel: ColumbiaYear: 1909
Broadway show tune.
Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers [using only two out of five of the original stanzas; title track of his box set ('05)]
Jack & Johnny Powell [Johnny taking credits]
Alfred Packer Memorial String Band [additional lyrics: Jim Krause]
Bob Dylan quotes the song in his Nobel Lecture, but the lyric lines he mentions come from the Alfred Packer version, not from Charlie Poole's?
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