Little Old Log Cabin by the Stream (Rosalie)

DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls the happy time when he and the old folks partied with the fiddle and banjo. Now death has taken his (Rose/Rosalie) "From the little old log cabin by the stream." She was killed by "swamp fever"; and others are likely to be taken also
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (recording, Fiddlin' John Carson)
KEYWORDS: death love fiddle
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Randolph 710, "Rosalie" (1 text)
Peters, pp. 122-123, "The Little Log Cabin by the Stream" (1 text, 1 tune)
Arnold, p. 32, "Rosalee" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #7376
Fiddlin' John Carson, "Little Old Log Cabin by the Stream" (OKeh 45198, 1928; rec. 1927)
Ted Chestnut, "Little Old Log Cabin By the Stream" (Gennett 6672 [as Ted Chesnut]/Champion 15630 [as Cal Turner], 1928; Conqueror 7258 [as Eli Jenkins], 1929)

NOTES [117 words]: I'm not sure what to make of this piece; Randolph's version sounds like a southern minstrel piece, yet the Digital Tradition version, from Illinois and published in Peters, is neither southern nor minstrel-ish.
Making the matter more confusing is the fact that Randolph's informant, Rose Wilder Lane, is of course the daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and might thus have had the song from the Ingalls (i.e. Wisconsin) tradition. - RBW
Yes, but it could have entered that tradition from the minstrel shows. They toured everywhere in the USA (and in Britain as well). - PJS
And there is a possibility that one or the other version, probably Lane's, could be from the Fiddlin' John Carson version. - (PJS,RBW)
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