The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6967   Message #41550
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13-Oct-98 - 04:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Mower
Subject: RE: The Mower/Ile (Isle) de France
I don't think this is the same song. The lyrics to 'The Mower' begins...'A mower in the month of June...' & goes on to describe the fact that the mower in the song has lost his wife & children, & God is taking them in the same way as he scythes the grass. The Ile de France describes the transportation of a prisoner whose convict ship is sunk; he is recued & given a posthumous pardon because he is thought to have been drowned.