The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15769   Message #143363
Posted By: Joe Offer
01-Dec-99 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Flora Lily of the West
Subject: RE: Flora Lily of the West
Note also this thread about the Chieftains/Mark Knopfler recording of the song. I swear we had something earlier about the European origins of the song - I'll look around a bit more.
I'm sure I'm not the only one here who learned the song with these lyrics (click) from the Peter, Paul and Mary Moving album. Oh, yeah, there's an interesting recording by a young feller named Dan Milner on an album called Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea. Dan calls his Lily of the West "Molly," not Flora.
-Joe Offer-

Here's the Traditional Ballad Index entry on this song: