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Thread #55345 Message #2919008
Posted By: GUEST,Judith Judson
02-Jun-10 - 10:44 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Spanish Lady
Subject: RE: Origins: Spanish Lady
Burl Ives recorded this with variants, for instance
Round, round the wheel of fortune,
Where he stops it with his knee
Fair maids they are so deceivin'
Sad experience teaches me.
and the line: in all my life I ne'er did see,
such a fine young girl, 'pon my soul.
(which takes us to the soles of her feet, as in one version)
Ives' version has no mention of Spanish ladies, just the fair young girl