Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 07:18:42 -0600 From: Joan Livingston-Webber Subject: Re: Sam HAll My listserv mail is getting hung up somewhere in cyberspace and I just got Tuesday's postings. Someone asked for about the song Sam Hall. The version I have on tape (milder than the one I quoted) is sung by Tex Ritter and listed as traditional. However, it may be Irish rather than English--the girl spoken of in the song is "Molly." ("saw Molly in the crowd and I hollered right outloud--hey Molly ain't ya proud?"). My tape has no liner notes, so there's no other infomation--not even the date of the recording. I first found the song in the late 60's in a paperback book of folk songs which I no longer have. -- Joan Livingston-Webber webber[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] "What gets better is the precision with which we vex each other." -Clifford Geertz