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Thread #95461   Message #1856200
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
11-Oct-06 - 05:19 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Judas and Mary (Sydney Carter)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Said Judas to Mary - Sydney Carter
It's not performed or published that often, which is why we're having difficulty getting the dots. Thanks McGrath, I owe you a pint or two.

It's a lovely song, tells the tale of the Magdalene washing the feet of Jesus before his crucifixion and the berating she gets from Judas who was the bursar for the disciples. He's worried about the cost and tells her she should have sold it to get money to feed the poor (and allegedly line Judas' own pocket) but Jesus tells him that the poor are always with us.

The tune sounds very traditional but I'm not sure if it is.

Thanks again.