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Syndication

This episode focuses on Roud 2, "The Unfortunate Rake" and it's journey across Europe, through the Crimean War, and over the Atlantic, where it settled in the American West and New Orleans. Made popular as "The Streets of Laredo" and "St. James Infirmary" by artists like Johnny Cash and Louis Armstrong.

 

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Direct download: Roud_2_-_The_Unfortunate_Rake.mp3
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