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Thread #83380   Message #1532333
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
31-Jul-05 - 09:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Morning is Charming / Hunting Song
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Morning is Charming: Hunting Song
Although Roud classifies them both under the same heading (probably due to overlaps in examples found in oral currency) The [Red/Sweet] Rosy Morn[ing] is a different song on much the same subject. A great many such were published in the later 18th and earlier 19th centuries, written to formulae and easily confused.

Alfred Williams, Folk-Songs of the Upper Thames, 1923, prints two examples of Rosy Morning, immediately followed by The Morning was Charming, which is a compacted mixture -about half-and-half- of "Rosy" and "Charming".

The DT file Bright Shining Morning is a form of Sweet Rosy Morning (Broadwood and Reynardson, Sussex Songs, 1889) which has been altered in small particulars by a series of folk club singers; it was originally learned from a record made by other revival performers who had arranged the Broadwood/Reynardson set and added a generic final verse to it.