The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #79204   Message #1433221
Posted By: Joe Offer
12-Mar-05 - 03:56 PM
Thread Name: Bright Morning Star - recordings?
Subject: RE: Bright Morning Star - recordings?
You'll note that there are lyrics in the Digital Tradition and in this thread, so I dropped the "lyr req:" from the title of this thread and added "recordings," since it seems to be asking for information on recordings. There is no entry on this song in the Traditional Ballad Index, and only a one-line entry at folktrax.org - which indicates that the song is not found in most of the major song-collector songbooks. It is in Rise Up Singing and in the blue Collected Reprints from Sing Out! - but those are from newer sources. Here is the comment from Collected Reprints on the song:I'm not going to go into detail because the DT and the other thread have lyrics, but the lyrics in Collected Reprints are: So, anyhow, I'm still left wondering how old this song is, and where it comes from. Can somebody enlighten us?
-Joe Offer-