The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #903 Message #3368744
Posted By: MGM·Lion
27-Jun-12 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Nut Brown Maiden
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Nut Brown Maiden
Gutcher ~~ I can be heard singing I Canna See The Target on British Library's Roy Palmer Collection ~~ see the ongoing thread on that, Recordings Of Traditional Music, which I have refreshed. I learned it in the late 60s from a former, WW2, captain of the Black Watch, who told me his men used always to sing it on the way to the butts for target practice. I shouldn't be surprised if it went back to WW1; but I collected it as a direct piece of WW2 folklore.