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Thread #70273   Message #2311783
Posted By: Joybell
10-Apr-08 - 02:01 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bright Morning Stars/Bright Morning Star
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Bright Morning Stars/Bright Morning Star
Someone already noted this somewhere or other -- and while one can't be too pedantic about these sorts of songs -- It's well known in folk-cultures that there is only one "Morning Star". My gut feeling is that this means the line reads:
Bright Morning Star's a-rising. Makes no difference to the way it sings of course.

I just used this song, with new verses, for a musical folk-play based on my interpretation of Snow-Drop (She became Snow-White after the Brothers Grimm re-named her). I believe Snow-Drop may once have been a nature spirit of the Winter-sleeping kind.

After the first verse I added:
2. Oh where is our dear Sister.
3. She sleeps beneath the mountain.
4. Arise and great the morning.

A seven-year-old with an amazing, powerful voice will sing it as a solo. Snow-Drop will then wake up and welcome the Spring.
Cheers, Joy