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Thread #57991 Message #3975045
Posted By: Joe Offer
05-Feb-19 - 09:53 PM
Thread Name: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
Subject: RE: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
From an email I received today:
The reason I happened to log onto Mudcat was because I was looking for my father's version of "The Rattling Bog". In my father's version he always used the word "curious" instead of "rattlin" as in ----- A rare branch and a curious branch ------- a rare twig and a curious twig ----- etc, etc. I'm absolutely positive that he always sung it to us as children using the word curious but alas I cannot find any trace of his version on the net which surprises me.
I've never heard "curious" - has anyone here heard a version with "a rare branch and a curious branch?"