The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #52047   Message #3174751
Posted By: Midchuck
22-Jun-11 - 04:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Lily Of The West
Subject: RE: Origins: Lily Of The West
I learned Joan Baez's version back in the early '60s, but I've heard the version first posted above done by the Chieftains, with the Tramps and Hawkers/Lakes of Ponchartrain/etc., etc. melody, and I like it. But the lines, "I stepped up with my rapier, and my dagger in my hand, and I dragged him from my false love, and boldly did bid him stand" always make me think, "Here, hold this dagger for me, wouldya?" How did he have enough hands?