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Bascom Lamar Lunsford plays Little Turtle Dove

North Carolina-born Bascom Lamar Lunsford was a multi talented musician whose extensive repertoire of traditional songs made him a valuable source for folklorists and song collectors. He made his first recordings for a collector in 1922. His first commercial recordings came in 1922, with what would become his most famous song: I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground. This tune, Little Turtle Dove is an assemblage of commonplace verses, and was recorded in 1928 for the Brunswick label.

Little Turtle Dove

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