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Thread #123801 Message #2737665
Posted By: GUEST
03-Oct-09 - 08:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Devil and the Feathery Wife
Subject: RE: Origins: The Devil and the Feathery Wife
There seems to be a mis-hearing in Carthy's verse 2 above. Instead of "before his mare" it should end with "before him there" as in the Buchan text. And in the second line of that verse I hear him singing "dark doom and despair" instead of "dark mood and despair", although I might be wrong in this case.