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Thread #119597   Message #2623230
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
02-May-09 - 03:29 PM
Thread Name: What is 'feral folk music'?
Subject: RE: What is 'feral folk music'?
is that a traditional melody for Gently Johnny

I picked it up from various singers over the years, most recently from the singing of Frank Williamson in Durham, who thinks of it as an old Northumbrian melody. Just checked DigiTrad (Here) and it's the same tune. Rapunzel informs me they used to sing SATB arrangement at school, so all things considered I'd say it was traditional.

See also: http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=45593#674591