The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138201   Message #3163132
Posted By: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
31-May-11 - 11:47 AM
Thread Name: Binnorie
Subject: RE: Binnorie
Cheers, Leeneia - this is the melody given by Bruce and Stokoe in The Northumbrian Minstrelsy - they describe as a True Northumbrian tune never before published (1882). I call it ancient because I sense something here that echoes various Sephardic songs, such as Porque LLorax Blanca Nina, that just isn't found in British balladry as a rule.