The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #85953   Message #1677352
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
23-Feb-06 - 10:33 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Devil's NINE Questions
Subject: RE: Origins: The Devil's NINE Questions
You can safely ignore the modern revival recordings of The Cruel Sister that include the "bonny broom" refrain. They don't derive from tradition and are irrelevant here (though the refrain and tune were borrowed from Riddles Wisely Expounded). See numerous past threads for details.