The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #421 Message #1910879
Posted By: ChS
16-Dec-06 - 06:34 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Heather Down the Moor (from June Tabor)
Subject: RE: Tabor - Heather Down the Moor
"Ultimately?" -with a question mark- suggested that Hugh Lees of Enniskillen in Ulster, so far the remotest source identified, was the singer but not necessarily the composer of the song whose origin would then remain obscur. Could it not have crossed the Irish Sea at some earlier stage? Could it not belong to the 18th century tunes that should exclusively be taken into account?