The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14427   Message #123874
Posted By: Bruce O.
14-Oct-99 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Drimin Donn Dilis (Dear brown cow)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Drimin Donn Dilis (Dear brown cow)
I also saw a story at one time that the tune for "Kisses Sweeter than Wine" was derived from "Druimionn Dubh" that Ed. McCurdy sang one night at a gathering in New York, but that story isn't true. McCurdy's song and tune came from a collectors tape, and as sung by the mayor of Vancouver, BC (a former sea captain), while he was on a visit to eastern Canada. The tune isn't the same as Leadbelly's. The collector later published the text in one book and much later, the tune and text in another. McCurdy's song is on a cheap LP phono-record entitled 'Americn Folk Songs' that didn't even note that the singer was McCurdy. There are some other rare gems on the phono-record also.