She's a Flower from the Fields of Alabama
DESCRIPTION: "It was one evening long ago" when the singer went to ask the hand of the girl. Her mother gladly consents. He looks back happily. Chorus: "She's a flower from the fields of Alabam, Take her for she loves you, yes I know...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Emry Arthur)
KEYWORDS: love courting marriage
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Emry Arthur, "She's a Flower from the Fields of Alabama" (Vocalion 5234, 1928)
[Richard] Burnett & [Leonard] Rutherford, "She's a Flower from the Fields of Alabama" (Gennett 6688/Challenge 420 [as Bunch & Jennings], 1929; rec. 1928; on BurnRuth01, KMM)
Sue & Rawhide, "She's a Flower from the Fields of Alabama" (OKeh 45577, 1934)
NOTES: Given the near-lack of plot, I have to suspect that this is a nineteenth century parlour piece. But I can't trace it back past the Burnett & Rutherford recording (made at their last dated recording session in 1928). - RBW
I've traced it back a little farther; the Emry Arthur recording was made sometime in January, 1928, while the Burnett & Rutherford was made on October 29 of that year. - PJS
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