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Thread #89700   Message #1694287
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
15-Mar-06 - 03:14 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Subject: RE: Origins: Bright Morning Star
"Watch the Stars" and "Bright Morning Star" are not the same song.

Compare:
Watch the stars, see how they run (2)
The moon comes up at the setting of the sun,
Watch the stars, see how they run.

This one can be heard sung by Peggy Seeger, on (I think) the Folkways set "American Folk Songs for Christmas"?? also maybe on another of her records, not sure.

"Bright Morning Star," after being intro'd at the Fox Hollow Festival in '68, because something of a theme song there. I remember hearing it sung out beautifully by Sunday morning gatherers and others at the Festival in the '70s. As you'll see, it's not the same at all.

Bright morning star's a-rising,
Bright morning star's a-rising,
Bright morning star's a-rising,
Day is a breaking in my soul.

Two lovely songs, both well worth singing and hearing. Bob