Days of Forty-Nine, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer, "Old Tom Moore from the Bummer's Shore," a relic of the California gold rush of 1849, recalls the various characters that he encountered "in the days of old when we dug up the gold"
AUTHOR: Charles Bensell ("Charley Rhoades") ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1874 (The Great Emerson's New Popular Songster)
KEYWORDS: gold mining drink death moniker
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1849 - Beginning of the California gold rush
FOUND IN: US(MA,Ro,So,SW)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Randolph 198, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Warner 12, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #158, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (2 texts, 1 tune)
FSCatskills 91, "The Days of 'Forty-Nine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSUSA 54, "The Days of '49" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS2, p. 654, "The Days of '49" (1 text)
Silber-FSWB, p. 285, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (1 text)
Darling-NAS, pp. 172-174, "The Days of '49" (1 text)
DT, DAYSOF49*

Roud #2803
RECORDINGS:
Jules Allen, "The Days of Forty-Nine" ((Victor 21627, 1928; Bluebird B-4959/Montgomery Ward M-4463, 1933)
Logan English, "The Days of '49" (on LEnglish02)
"Yankee" John Galusha, "Days of '49" (on USWarnerColl01)

File: R198

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