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GUEST,Santa Lyr Req: Bonny Suzie Clelland (41) RE: Bonny Suzie Clelland? 15 Sep 03


Malcolm, I see your point, but the fact that I didn't know the original beforehand is simply evidence of the limitations of my knowledge. I doubt whether the change of emphasis of one song is evidence of anything beyond that itself: there is after all much bleak, tragic inevitability in other folk songs that are sung and accepted quite happily.    Or should I change that last word to "readily"?

Eileen McGann herself sings The Rolling of the Stones, another Scots ballad lacking a "happy" ending. Sometimes in the same evening. I prefer this to Bonnie Suzie, but I don't think that changing either ending would alter this.

Talking of which, I have a question about the tune "Rolling" is sung to, which I will post separately.


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