The Pale Amaranthus

Album: Kentucky Folk Songs (1911)
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Songfacts®:

  • Like many folk songs, "The Pale Amaranthus" is of uncertain origin, but is believed to have originated in Kentucky, North Carolina or Virginia.

    The, or a, Kentucky version was collected by Hubert G. Shearin and Josiah H. Combs for their 1911 A Syllabus Of Kentucky Folk-Songs.
  • "The Pale Amaranthus" is similar in content to "Wildwood Flower," or rather "Wildwood Flower" is similar in content to "The Pale Amaranthus," because although the latter is familiar to many Americans, and to country music fans worldwide, the latter is hardly known outside of specialist musicologist circles. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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