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Thread #8022 Message #1408520
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
13-Feb-05 - 06:15 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Proud Maisrie/Bonny Maisrie/Lady Margaret
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Proud Maisrie/Bonny Maisrie/Lady Margaret
For the original publication of MacColl's The Gardener, see The Singing Island, 1960, 33. The tune came from Ewan's mother (there called Betsy Henry); her text had evidently been fragmentary, and was bulked out from material collected by Gavin Greig (see Stewie's post earlier in this thread).
I haven't heard Jean Redpath's rendition. If the tune is the same as MacColl's, then he would be her source.