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Thread #14973   Message #2810772
Posted By: Richard Mellish
13-Jan-10 - 06:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Like the Snow (Sydney Carter)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Vanished like snow
> Vs 3- " Joan came riding from Lorraine" <

> and "England burnt her at Rouen" <
Whether or not that's the correct original as written by Carter, it doesn't rhyme.

> also "Theirs the shame and ours the glory" ( It is from a French poem) <
However the "theirs" and the "ours" are at best ambiguous, and at worst completely wrong for a song in English. I definitely prefer "England's shame and France's glory".

There are few songs that can't benefit from a bit of folk processing.