The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16164   Message #148954
Posted By: Melanie
13-Dec-99 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Mary Mild / Bitter Withy / Holy Well
Subject: History of 'Mary Mild' ?
Can anyone give me any history on the song "Mary Mild"? It is a lovely song but the lyrics aren't exactly biblical:

As it fell out on a cold winter day, the drops of rain did fall. Our Savior asked leave of his mother, Mary, if He might go play at ball.

"Go up the hill," His mother said, "and there you will find three jolly children. But let me hear no complaint of You when You come home again...........