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Thread #16164 Message #1069586
Posted By: Joe Offer
10-Dec-03 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Mary Mild / Bitter Withy / Holy Well
Subject: RE: History of 'Mary Mild' (Bitter Withy / Holy Well)
Yeah, Q, I checked a good number of resources and found no traditional North American version of Bitter Withy/Holy Well. It's an interesting song, but certainly not one that fits within the mainstream of Christian tradition in the U.S. I think Europeans may be more open to what American Christians would consider sacrilege.