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  1. The Red Clay Ramblers introduced the song, as written by Work, into the book for the musical Diamond Studs (based on the life of Jesse James), which opened off Broadway on January 1, 1975 and achieved rave reviews and a very successful run. The Ramblers had found the song via hearing the melody played as an instrumental fiddle tune by Alan Jabbour, who collected it from the Virginia fiddler Henry Reed.

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