40 years ago I learned this minstrel song, or parts of
it, from a radio program. Today I mainly remember
the give-away phrases in the beginning of the tune,
and its second half. (And the changes, of course, but they
are everywhere on the internet.) I can do anything I like with
it, but I would like to know the exact original, too.
Does anyone here know if the melody is available
on the web, or if there is some recorded version,
bluegrass, new acoustic, whatever,
where I could pick up the forgotten fragments?