The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79171   Message #111382
Posted By: John Moulden
04-Sep-99 - 06:46 AM
Thread Name: Banks of Green Willow
Subject: RE: Banks of Green Willow
No, just a place to which a body might drift. Longer versions of this story are given under Child Ballad 24, "Bonnie Annie" - There are many different ways of this song, several are in the Journal of the Folk Song Society. Some were altered by the collectors. The one most people sing is, I think, the version printed by Cecil Sharp in JFS - it seems not to be exactly what he hard from Mrs Overd - some of that is given by Bronson in "The Traditional Yunes of the Child Ballads" (vol 1)