Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 5 17:43:22 UTC 2010

Quite possible. The Weavers were a big part of my upbringing that has never
left me.

Another verse (may be relevant for finding the citation):

If you love me, Liza Jane,
Put your hand in mine.
You won't lack for your cornbread
As long as the sun do shine.

m a m

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

> BTW, "'possum up a 'simmon tree" sounds familiar to me too -- one of
> the '50's folk singers?   Banjo -- Pete Seeger?
> Joel

The American Dialect Society -

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