John or Philippa, I've been scanning back through the older threads on "The Two Sisters", (older thread on "Two Sisters") trying to find info on the version I learned from Triona ni Dhomnaill and Claudine Languille of Touchstone. It's evidently the same as the version recorded by Clannad.
Philippa, you said John told you it was an American version they got from Brian Mullen of Derry. John, do you know where he might have found it? I am especially interested where the tune might have come from - as you mentioned, Philippa, the lyrics are similar to Horton Barker's, but the tune is very different.
Did Clannad make up the tune themselves? Did they get it from Brian Mullen? Do either of you know where he got the song?