The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25803 Message #3963178
Posted By: John Robinson
25-Nov-18 - 06:02 AM
Thread Name: Binnorie - Icelandic version
Subject: RE: Binnorie - Icelandic version
I must admit that I'm fascinated by this song, but it has too many variants to mention. I think there are over 125 versions in Swedish, and I remember Pete Coe singing 'The Wind and the Rain', which is where I first connected with it. Having said this, Mike Raven published 'Bonnie Bonnie Banks of the Virgio' in a guitar tutor, many years ago - and I think this may be another variant. I seem to remember him claim that, 'This song may have viking origins'. But of course, that idea is not completely uncommon.
This thread is interesting, as it references Brewster. I bet a native Icelandic speaker would have little trouble in tracking down a local version.