The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116526   Message #2503343
Posted By: Phil Edwards
28-Nov-08 - 04:01 AM
Thread Name: Originality of song choice
Subject: RE: Originality of song choice
Yes - I'll never forget my first hearing of the 'other' Wild Rover ("And it's roving I'll give it over"), courtesy of Sue van Galen. See also John Kelly's Valiant Sailor (formerly known as Polly on the Shore).

You can do a lot without straying too far from stuff people know - do Jenny's Complaint instead of the Recruited Collier, or Out of the Window instead of She Moved..., or just do Pleasant and Delightful with all five verses (verse 3 seems to have got lost quite early on, but you can find it on the Yorkshire Garland site).