Parallel Anthology Track 65

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Icon Unknown Status.jpg Track 65: The Stoneman Family - The Spanish Merchant's Daughter   Victor 40206; Recorded in Bristol, Tennessee, 31.10.1928


Anthology Track 65 label.jpg
Record label assigns authorship to "E Stoneman", as does Harry Smith's anthology booklet. However, victor.library.ucsb.edu credits "Ernest V Stoneman" as arranger and "A M Wakefield" as both composer and lyricist. www.78discography.com does not assign authorship.


According to wikipedia, Ernest Stoneman died in 1968.


According to this website: [1], August Mary Wakefield died in 1910, so her contribution has been public domain since 1st January 1971.


Therefore, according to victor.library.ucsb.edu, the arrangement is in copyright until 1st January 2039, while the lyrics and music are public domain, but according to the information on the record label, the entire composition is in copyright until 1st January 2039.


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Alternative Versions

All of Her Answers were No by Peggy Seeger    album released in 1955 (according to Folkways): Spotify
 
Liner notes for this album treat this song as traditional.
No Sir by Jean Ritchie    recorded in 1962 (according to www.folkways.si.edu): Spotify
 
Liner notes for this album state "As sung by Jean Rithcie, [sic] ©1962 by Stormking Music Inc."
No Sir, No Sir by Sam Larner    recorded in 1961 (according to www.folkways.si.edu): Spotify
 
Liner notes for this album treat this song as traditional.
No Sir, No Sir by Mary Jo Davis    recorded in 1953 (according to RFSD): Max Hunter Collection
 
Field recording