SINGLE GIRL, MARRIED GIRL

Created on 15/07/2002
Latest update on 03/06/2021

Artist: Carter Family
Author: A.P. Carter
Label: Victor
Year: 1927

Amongst their very first recordings during the famous Bristol Sessions for Ralph Peer. Just Sara & Maybelle singing. Also selected by Harry Smith for his Anthology Of American Folk Music. In fact circulating since the 19th century and probably British. In 1917 Cecil Sharp collected a version in Tennessee and Frank Brown found one in North Carolina in 1922.

Covers:

1950:

Jo Stafford [as Single Girl]

1956:

Kossoy Sisters [idem, with Erik Darling]

1958:

Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger [as Still I Love Him; Scots/English origin]

1959:

Ruby Vass [Lomax recording true to the Carters]

1960s:

Johnny Cash

1963:

Hedy West [as Single Girl]

1967:

Hylo Brown

1980:

Rose Maddox

2000:

Jody Stecher

2001:

Pat Carroll [as Single Girl in film Songcatcher]

2002:

Sassafras [idem]

2002:

Bill Frisell

2004:

Atwater Donnelly

2004:

Shawn Colvin [on a Carter Family tribute]

2006:

Meindert Talma & The Negroes [as Vrijgezel Meisje]

2007:

Levon Helm

2008:

Charlie Haden [with the Haden Triplets]

2014:

Haden Triplets

Not to be confused with I Wish I Was A Single Girl Again (see there). Sandy Posey's pop hit portraits another Single Girl (covered by Lilianne St. Pierre as Je suis une fille toute seule) and is credited to herself, Martha Sharp, her real name. Related to Cecil?

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