The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126026   Message #2796197
Posted By: Mysha
25-Dec-09 - 08:24 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Jolly Old Hawk - Goss-Hawk (Original)
Subject: Lyr Req: Jolly Old Hawk (Original Lyrics)

Merry Christmas to all, and to all you hold dear.

As I was listening to Frost and Fire by The Watersons, this Christmas morning, I wondered about Jolly Old Hawk again. Even if they don't sing it that way, this would appear to be an a cumulative song, much like The Twelve Days of Christmas. But if so, how would it be sung? Are The Watersons following the only version found, or is there somewhere a version that does write / sing this cumulative?