The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #64414   Message #1053033
Posted By: Santa
13-Nov-03 - 09:00 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Prince Heathen
Subject: RE: Origins: Prince Heathen
Thanks Masato. I have the Vols 1 and 2 of the Loomis Child reprints on their way to me now, so I'll look to see what it says there, when they arrive, if it is in those volumes... I suspect they will simply move the question further back in time (and hence probably unanswerable?)

I picked up Songs of Life last night, and already have the Collection. The comments there are basically the same as he said in the performance. However I still think that it doesn't seem/feel to be a British song in origin - unless it really does go an awful long way back. Or perhaps the musical equivalent of a modern fantasy novel?

One pedantic point: I'd move the comma in the chorus.
But never yet, you heathen dog.....