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Latest update on 11/08/2013

Artist: Woody Guthrie
Author: Woody Guthrie
Label: Library Of Congress
Year: 1940

In Alan Lomax's radio series Folk School In The Air (CBS). Melody based upon The Ballad Of Billy The Kid, written by Rev. Andrew Jenkins, cut and popularized by Vernon Dalhart ('27). Woody recut it for Victor as Dusty Old Dust and re-adjusted the lyrics during the war years.

Covers:

1950:

Weavers with Gordon Jenkins [Top 5 US; cover landing the Guthrie family $10.000]

1951:

Paul Weston

1951:

Les Baxter

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