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Thread #421 Message #1909994
Posted By: Desert Dancer
15-Dec-06 - 01:56 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Heather Down the Moor (from June Tabor)
Subject: RE: Tabor - Heather Down the Moor
Dan Milner's Songs of England, Ireland & Scotland, A Bonnie Bunch of Roses (Oak Publications, 1983), page 181, has the following:
Heather on the Moor
Here's a bouncy song Robin Morton collected from Hugh Lees of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. Paul Brady was always being asked to sing this one when he lived in New York.
Source: R. Morton, Folksongs Sung in Ulster.
Recording: Paul Brady, The Gathering, Green Hays 705.
(text as linked in the DT above)
The first DT tune (HTHRMOOR) is the one that is given in the book.
~ Becky in Tucson