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Thread #16164 Message #149368
Posted By: Nancy King
14-Dec-99 - 02:21 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Mary Mild / Bitter Withy / Holy Well
Subject: RE: History of 'Mary Mild' ?
I've been singing "Mary Mild" for 35 years or so--learned it from the Kingston Trio's Christmas album, "Last Month of the Year." Yes, I admit it. The song is obviously a version of "The Bitter Withy," but without the withy, as it were. I like it because it makes Mary and Jesus seem like a real mother and child. --Nancy