The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #127860 Message #2861132
Posted By: Brian Peters
10-Mar-10 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Help:recordings,refs, trad songs;English
Subject: RE: Help:recordings,refs, trad songs;English
"This is Barrie and Ingrid's Jolly Roving Tar, but it looks like a different song:"
Certainly is. However, the tune is very similar, and a couple of phrases from the Hammond / Gardiner versions turn up in the chorus of the American song. Hence my theory that the latter is a parody or rewrite of an English original.