I WAS BORN ABOUT TEN THOUSAND YEARS AGO

Latest update on 30/10/2017

Artist: Kelly Harrell
Author: traditional
Label: Okeh
Year: 1925

Also known as The Bragging Song. Charlie Poole & his North Carolina Ramblers cut this tune a little earlier as I'm The Man That Rode The Mule Around The World (covered by Uncle Dave Macon in '29) and Fiddlin' John Carson in 1924 as When Abraham And Isaac Rushed That Can (also for OKeh). See also: The Butcher's Boy.

Covers:

1925:

Dock Walsh [as The Educated Man]

1927:

Lester McFarland & Robert Gardner [as I Was Born Four Thousand Years Ago]

1929:

Bradley Kincaid [as Four Thousand Years Ago]

1929:

Uncle Dave Macon [as Man That Rode The Mule Around The World]

1931:

Crockett's Kentucky Mountaineers

1952:

Brownie McGhee [as I'm 10.000 Years Old]

1954:

Odetta

1963:

New Christy Minstrels

1964:

Doc Watson [as Six Thousand Years Ago]

1967:

Val Doonican

1971:

Elvis Presley [between all the songs of his album Elvis Country and in full in '72 on Elvis Now]

1994:

Cisco Houston [as Born 100.000 Years Ago, recorded prior to 1961]

Published as Als I Am A Mighty Educated Man in 1894 crediting Harry C. Clyde/H.C. Verner.

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