The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #57991   Message #1029503
Posted By: Celtaddict
04-Oct-03 - 08:30 AM
Thread Name: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
Subject: RE: Origins: rathlin bog
Here in Connecticut we sing what we refer to as the "James Joyce version" that involves
from the feather there was a bed
in the bed there was a man
on the man there was a woman
in the woman there was a child
on the child there was an arm
on the arm there was a hand
in the hand there was a seed
in the seed there was a tree
I have always liked the full circle effect, the wonderful potentiality of the feather containing the bed and the seed containing the tree, and the fact that the woman is on top.