The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62999 Message #1020296
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
16-Sep-03 - 08:04 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Billy Barlow 3 (Civil war)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: BILLY BARLOW 3 (Civil war)
Now that explains where the "Mudcat Midi Pages" midi came from, that has been erroneously linked to the DT Billy Barlow (which is an American variant of Hunting the Wren, and completely unrelated to the series of Billy Barlow songs of which this is one). You can tell it's the same midi, because whoever brought it here, although they removed the bass part, left the treble chords in. Sigh.
Thanks for posting this. Other Billy Barlow songs can be seen at The Lester Levy Sheet Music Collection (can't link to bulk search results), and at Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads, where not only can you link to search results, but you can also edit the string to include other material not found by one simple query:
Billy Barlow (various).
Thanks for the alert, Malcolm - I corrected the link for the Mudcat MIDIs entry, so it links to the lyrics Q posted in the first message. The tune is the same as what I found in Silber's "Songs of the Civil War."