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Thread #13335 Message #109489
Posted By: arkie
29-Aug-99 - 12:12 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: fiddler's green - different version
Subject: RE: fiddler's green - different version
This is an interesting song from the standpoint of whether it could be considered traditional or not. I have heard versions of the song which I assumed had been learned from oral transmission and tune and words were changed a little. The folk process is at work on the song even though the original words and music are out there for anyone who cares enough to find them. The later versions I have heard are not as appealing to me as the version I heard Bob and Evelyn Beers sing at a Folklore Society of Greater Washington gathering many, many, many years ago when I fell in love with the song forever.