“The Singin' Gatherin'”


"Far back in the dusty hollow Where the trees grow straight and tall, Sits the Traipsin' Woman Cabin... Where in the June-time of the year Is held the folk-lore festival." The singer describes the event and the people who attend and praises the organizer


There are many pieces in Thomas that I don't really trust -- but there is none I more suspect of being Thomas's own work than this (and "Wee House in the Wood," which bears the same traits). It's anonymous, it's about Thomas's own Festival, and it rather sounds like her style. - RBW


  1. Thomas-Makin', pp. 260-261, (no title) (1 text)
  2. BI, ThBa260


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Thomas)
Keywords: music nonballad
Found in: US(Ap)