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Thread #89700 Message #1725643
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
23-Apr-06 - 07:39 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Subject: RE: Origins: Bright Morning Star
Most folks who lead or introduce this song in singing groups sing, "Bright morning stars ARE rising (not a-rising). If "are rising" is correct, then "stars" must be plural. But, does it matter?
And another, "But,"- I have both the original and the more modern versions of, SWEET SONGSTER, and neither of them has this song. I think that George Tucker's memory must have been faulty here. Also, while the lyrics to the verses in Judy Collins' version are fine, I believe they have been recently written...for one thing, I cannot fit them into the traditional tune. In the old song, the tune to both verses and chorus is the same.