The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40546   Message #1065544
Posted By: Joe Offer
04-Dec-03 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bushes and Briars
Subject: ADD Version: Bushes and Briars
The notes in the Digital Tradition certainly are misleading. I wonder where they came from. for that matter, where did the text and tune come from? The first tune Mick posted above is the one found in Bushes and Briars, Folk Songs Collected by Ralph Vaughan Williams (Roy Palmer, 1983). Jim Dixon's text above is the one Palmer used in the book - although it appears that it was Vaughan-Williams himself who mated the text to the tune.
Note that in the Palmer book, The verses are split differently, and the last line of the verse is repeated. Here are the notes from Palmer: