Man of Constant Sorrow

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MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW. Old-Time, Slow Air. USA, Kentucky. A Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'B. This melody is the air to a broadside song of the same name, though its origins are rather obscure. The earliest known copy of the lyrics are to be found in a 1913 songbook printed by Richard Burnett of Monticello, Ky. (Guthrie Meade & Mark Wilson).

Source for notated version: Ed Haley (1885-1951) [1] (east Kentucky)

Printed sources:

Recorded sources: Rounder 1010, Ed Haley - "Parkersburg Landing" (1976). Rounder 1131/1132, Ed Haley - "Forked Deer" (1997).

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [2]
Hear John Hartford's version on youtube.com [3]




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