The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89023 Message #1676399
Posted By: Bill D
22-Feb-06 - 09:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bonnie wee croodin doo/Lord Randall
Subject: RE: Origins: Bonnie wee croodin doo/Lord Randall
mercy! That version from Kornog is certainly frenetic! I much prefer the ersatz 'lullaby' treatments. (and much as I enjoy a lot of Martin Carthy's work, I'm not sure everything profits from having a complex, driving rhythm applied. ☺
Here is a short clip from John Langstaff doing a more 'standard' version. I have heard even slower "singing to the baby" versions, and rather like them as a change.