“The Days of Forty-Nine”

Author: Charles Bensell ("Charley Rhoades") ?
Earliest date: 1874 (The Great Emerson's New Popular Songster)
Keywords: gold mining drink death moniker
Found in: US(MA,So,SW)

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"

Historical references

Recordings

References

  1. Randolph 198, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Warner 12, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. FSCatskills 91, "The Days of 'Forty-Nine" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Lomax-FSUSA 54, "The Days of '49" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Silber-FSWB, p. 285, "The Days of Forty-Nine" (1 text)
  6. Darling-NAS, pp. 172-174, "The Days of '49" (1 text)
  7. DT, DAYSOF49*
  8. Roud #2803
  9. BI, R198