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Thread #80511   Message #1468108
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Apr-05 - 12:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Why Should I (Jelks, et al.)
Subject: Lyr Req: Why Should I (Jelks)
This is from another thread, and I was afraid it would get lost if it was mixed with another song and in a title with a generic name. I can't understand what Jelks is singing on the CD, and the booklet doesn't have lyrics. The notes say the song is from the singing of Marjorie Sinclair, "telling the story of a young woman being persuaded by her family to marry an old man because he is wealthy. The young woman resists and stands by her younger man, even though he is poor."
-Joe Offer-


Thread #80493   Message #1467781
Posted By: GUEST,Julie
22-Apr-05 - 06:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Two scottish songs (Jelks)
Subject: Lyr Req: Two scottish songs

    Can anyone help me with the lyrics to a couple of songs from
    Maureen Jelks album - "Eence Upon a Time"

    "Eence Upon a Time (When I Wis Young and Bonny)"
    and
    "Why Should I"

    They're quite hard to figure out from listening as she has such a strong scottish accent! Does anyone also know if they are both trad songs?

    Thanks a lot

    Julie
Click here for "Eence Upon a Time."