The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27070   Message #332500
Posted By: paddymac
01-Nov-00 - 11:54 PM
Thread Name: Ulster Scots Music
Subject: RE: Ulster Scots Music
Yes, Fionn, it was tongue-in-cheek, sort of partly. It was my understanding that it originated as something of a children's street rhyme, but it has always struck me as a bit macabre for such an origin. But, who knows, kids can find humor in some pretty gruesome things. Do you know when it was written?