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Katie Dear / Silver Dagger
Composer: Traditional

Katie Dear was performed by Old & In The Way in 1973.

Katie Dear and Silver Dagger are related songs that derive from the early ballad The Drowsy Sleeper. There are many variations of the songs. There are also other songs with the Silver Dagger title that are completely different.

On some recordings the writing credits for Katie Dear are given as William Bolick. Bolick was one of the Blue Sky Boys who popularised the song in the 1930's.


Katie Dear recordings

no info Callahan Brothers, 1934
no info Blue Sky Boys, 193?
info Tragic Songs of Life, Louvin Brothers, 1956
info The Womenfolk At The hungry i, The Womenfolk, 1963
info Hootenanny: A Bluegrass Special, The Country Gentlemen, 1963
info Bluegrass Country, The Country Gentlemen, 1963
info Four Strong Winds, Ian & Sylvia, 1964
no info Original and Great: Early Authentic Country Recordings, Blue Sky Boys, 1964
info American Folk Singers And Balladeers, Various Artists (Ian & Sylvia), 1964
info The Sound Of Folk Music Vol. 2, Various Artists (Ian & Sylvia), 1964
no info National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Folk Music Festival. 1965, Polly Stewart and the Valley Boys, 1966
info The Legendary J. E. Mainer. Vol. 7, J. E. Mainer, 1969
no info Best Of The Early Country Gentlemen, Country Gentlemen, 1970
info Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, Ian & Sylvia, 1971
info Sunny Side of Life, The Blue Sky Boys, 1973
info Bluegrass Mountain Music, Blue Sky Boys, 1974
info Goin' Down the Valley: Vocal and Instrumental Music From the South, Various Artists (Callahan Brothers), 1977
no info Place of My Dreams, Roger and Janice Maddy, 197?
info Back In The Good Ole Days, Bobby Atkins & the Countrymen, 1984
no info All in the Family, Williams Family, 1986
info Are You from Dixie?: Great Country Brother Teams of the 1930s, Various Artists (Blue Sky Boys) , 1991
info Close Harmony, Louvin Brothers, 1992
no info Old Pal, Cliff Perry and Laurel Bliss, 1994
info Live At Newport, Ian & Sylvia, 1996
no info Old Time Music on the Air, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Cliff Perry and Laurel Bliss), 1996
info Someday Soon, Ian & Sylvia, 1997
no info Almost Live at the Station Inn, The Sidemen, 1997
info The Best of the Vanguard Years, Ian & Sylvia, 1998
no info Twenty Dollar Man, Mitch Harrell, 199?
info The Legacy Continues, George Shuffler & James Alan Shelton, 2000
info The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings, Ian & Sylvia, 2001
info Edgar's Blues, Eric Lewis & Andy Ratliff, 2001
info Images of Women, Robin Greenstein, 2002
info Down The Old Plank Road, Chieftans, 2002
info In the Willow Garden, Acie Cargill, 2002
no info John Reischman and the Jaybirds, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, 2002
info Gold Rush at Copper Creek, Various Artists (George Shuffler and James Alan Shelton), 2002
info Rural Roots of Bluegrass, Wayne Erbsen/Laura Boosinger, 2003
info Sunny Side of Life (Bear Family box set), The Blue Sky Boys, 2003
no info Can't You Hear Me Callin', The Country Gentlemen, 2003
no info Place You Call Home, Radio Nationals, 2003
info Draw Closer, Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz, 2004
no info Blue Ribbon Waltz, Hunger Mountain Boys, 2004
info Flatpicking 2001, Various Artists (George Shuffler and James Alan Shelton), 2005
no info . . .from the edge of the sea, Morghande, 2005
no info A Brief and True Report Concerning Huckleberry Flint, Huckleberry Flint, 2005
info The Essential Louvin Brothers 1955-1964: My Baby's Gone, The Louvin Brothers, 2006
info The Blue Sky Boys, The Blue Sky Boys, 2007
no info Know Where You Stand, Out of the Blue, 2006
no info The Heavy Gauge String Band 1973, The Heavy Gauge String Band, 2007
info Scenechronized, The Seldom Scene, 2007
no info Live & Early Studio Duets, Hunger Mountain Boys, 2007
info Tragic Songs of Life / Satan Is Real, The Louvin Brothers, 2007
info Vanguard Visionaries, Ian & Sylvia, 2007
info Somebody Loves You Darlin', Dick Kimmel & Jerilyn Kjellberg, 2007

 
Silver Dagger recordings

A more comprehensive list will be added at a later date.

info Joan Baez, Joan Baez, 1960
info Inside Dave Van Ronk, Dave Van Ronk, 1962?
info American Folk Singers And Balladeers, Various Artists (Joan Baez), 1964
info Sounds of the Smokies, Bill Davis and his Singing Dulcimer, 1971
no info Mountain Guitar Pickin', Various Artists (Bob Ensign and the Stump Jumpers), 1972
info Van Ronk, Dave Van Ronk, 1972
info The Joan Baez Ballad Book, Joan Baez, 1972
info Mountain Guitar Pickin', Bob Ensign & the Stump Jumpers, 1973
info Silver Dagger, Sarah Gunning, 1976
info The Songbook, Joan Baez, 1977
info Golden Hour Presents, Volume 2, Joan Baez, 1977
info Very Early Joan Baez, Joan Baez, 1982
info Hesitation Blues, Dave Van Ronk, 1988
info Inside Dave Van Ronk (comp), Dave Van Ronk, 1989
info Troubadours of the Folk Era, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Ian & Sylvia), 1992
info Rare, Live and Classic, Joan Baez, 1993
info Vanguard Collector's Edition, Various Artists (Joan Baez), 1997
info Live 1964: Concert at Philharmonic Hall: Bootleg Series, Vol. 6, Bob Dylan, 2004
info Bowery Songs, Joan Baez, 2005
info Solomon Poss Presents: Vanguard Records Vs. Sugar Hill Records, Various Artists (Dolly Parton), 2005
info Solomon Poss Presents: Vanguard Records Vs. Sugar Hill Records, Various Artists (Joan Baez), 2005
info Reunion: A Decade of Solas, Solas, 2006
info Mussentuchit, Tangle Ridge, 2006
info Vanguard Visionaries, Joan Baez, 2007

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