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Thread #89700   Message #1721672
Posted By: Artful Codger
19-Apr-06 - 03:57 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Subject: RE: Origins: Bright Morning Star
It was included in the Young Tradition compilation Odds and Ends, and in the Peter Bellamy retrospective Wake the Vaulted Echoes, where it bears the title "Bright Morning Star". The booklet for WtVE says simply "Source: Traditional hymn", and Heather Wood added, "We learned this in Washington DC during one of our tours." A further note states:

The title has caused some confusion, which Martin Carthy cleared up--"Bright Morning Star is NOT called Bright Morning Stars. Absolutely NOT. It IS called Bright Morning Star. English folkies have pluralised it.

To be so adamant, does he perhaps know something more of its history?