Ginny's Gone to Ohio
DESCRIPTION: "Ginny's gone to Ohio, Ginny's gone away, Ginny's gone to Ohio, Ginny's gone away." "Ginny's a pretty gal, don't you know," "Ginny's gone, an' I'm goin' too, " Ginny's dressed in strings and rags"
EARLIEST DATE: 1967 (see NOTES)
KEYWORDS: travel nonballad clothes beauty
REFERENCES (1 citation):
cf. "Riley" (lyrics)
NOTES: Although the Golden Ring recording calls this traditional, I wonder a little. The only actual printed version seems to be by Carlie Tart in North Carolina Folklore Journal 15:1 (1967), which makes me wonder if it isn't a version of "Riley" somewhat adapted. Roud files it in with versions of "Tommy's Gone to Hilo," but if so, the genders have changed and other changes have been made. At minimum, it is a deliberate rewrite. - RBW
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