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Thread #22423   Message #242828
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
15-Jun-00 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Chords Req: the two sisters
Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: the two sisters
Generally speaking it's a good idea to persevere in your original thread rather than start a  new one   so soon, though I do realise that it can be frustrating when people post lengthy answers to questions that you haven't asked.  The precise version that you're looking for doesn't seem to be in either the DT or the Forum, though the two links I provided above lead to what appear to be close variants.  Here is another, from Kentucky:  Re: Cruel Sister and one from Florida: Rollin',a Rollin' Of course, there are a lot of different melodies associated with this very widespread song; it's possible that you may be able to re-construct the text you partly remember from resources available here, even if nobody is able to give you the precise one that Dylan sang (he's liable to have changed the lyric a bit in any case).

(Just by way of a footnote, the Pentangle version is already in the Forum, here; the melody they used is more usually associated with Lay the Bent to the Bonny Broom -a.k.a. "Riddles Wisely Expounded", "The Elf-Knight" and so on.)