Cripple Creek (II) (Buck Creek Girls)
DESCRIPTION: "Buck Creek girl, don't you want to go to Cripple Creek? Cripple Creek girl, don't you want to go to town?" (x2). Alternately, "Buck Creek girls, don't you want to go to Somerset? Somerset girl, don't you want to go to town?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: nonballad travel
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SharpAp 241, "Cripple Creek, or Buck Creek Girl" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Sharp/Karpeles-80E 64, "Cripple Creek" (1 text, 1 tune)
Banjo Bill Cornett, "Buck Creek Girls" (on MMOK, MMOKCD)
Buck Creek Gal
NOTES: Not to be confused with the fiddle tune/old time dance of the same name ("Going up to Cripple Creek..."). - RBW
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