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
1849 - Beginning of the California gold rush
REFERENCES (10 citations):
Randolph 198, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Warner-TraditionalAmericanFolkSongsFromAnneAndFrankWarnerColl 12, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard-BalladsAndSongsFromUtah, #158, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Cazden/Haufrecht/Studer-FolkSongsOfTheCatskills 91, "The Days of 'Forty-Nine" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax/Lomax-FolkSongUSA 54, "The Days of '49" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AmericanFolkSongsARegionalEncyclopedia2, p. 654, "The Days of '49" (1 text)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 285, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (1 text)
Darling-NewAmericanSongster, pp. 172-174, "The Days of '49" (1 text)
NorthCarolinaFolkloreJournal, Frank L. Warner [nephew of Frank M. Warner], "Songs My Uncle Taught Me" Vol. XI, No. 1 (Jul 1963), pp. 30-31, "The Days of '49" (1 text)

Roud #2803
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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