The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40546   Message #1322898
Posted By: Stewie
10-Nov-04 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bushes and Briars
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bushes and briars
I just heard a beaut rendition of the text as posted above by Jim. The performance was by Jane and Amanda Threlfall in Mickleby, Yorkshire, Jan 2000. Lovely! This thread cleared up my inability to work out what they were singing re 'trepan'. I was wondering why they were singing about slimy sea cucumbers or 'trepang' that the Macassans came down in times gone by to harvest off our coast here in the Northern Territory of Oz! Thanks to Tony in Darwin for introducing me to the music of the Threlfalls.

--Stewie.