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Thread #94245   Message #1823579
Posted By: leeneia
31-Aug-06 - 10:35 AM
Thread Name: What's this anti-war song?-2 Brothers-Zouaves
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: What's this anti-war song?-2 Brothers
I like to play this song on my dulcimer. I learned somewhere, probably in the 1960's, and I don't guarantee that my words or tune are perfect. I remember

Two young brides by the railroad track
repeat
One in white and the other in black
All on a beautiful morning.

I never liked the way that the words "the other" didn't really fit. After a long time, I remembered how my grandmother used to say "t'other" instead of "the other" ahd I have folk-processed my version to

One in white and t'other in black...

My grandmother also pronounced either with a short i. She's the only person I've ever heard do that, and I've always wondered where those pronunciations came from.