A very, very old song.
Cas Wallin at the home of his sister-in-law, Dellie Chandler Norton, in the Burton Cove, Sodom Laurel, Madison County, North Carolina.
Shot by Alan Lomax and crew in September 1982.
"Pretty Saro" is an English folk ballad originating in the early 1700s. The song died out in England by the mid eighteenth century but was rediscovered in North America in the early twentieth century where it had been preserved in the Appalachian Mountains through oral traditions. The work of Cecil Sharp is credited for keeping songs such as Pretty Saro and others, alive well into modern times.
Here's the video of the woman next to him, his sister in-law Dellie Chandler Norton: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=dc2_1317846239
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