The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #43181   Message #3994702
Posted By: Steve Gardham
31-May-19 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Battle of Otterburn / Lammas Tide
Subject: RE: Origins: The Battle of Otterburn / Lammas Tide
Hi Joe
I know this thread is an old one.
That's a great listing.
I'm interested in which tunes have been added during the revival and which of these uses one of the 2 traditional tunes. Tony Cuffe I have listened to and I think his is one of the traditional tunes which is that I have for 'Derwentwater's Farewell'. Not much surprise there as the tunes were mixed and matched in the tradition. However, the common tune nowadays used on the folk scene is that the Corries recorded 'The Dawning of the Day' somewhat curiously the title of their album in 1982. (Did they sing 2 songs to the same tune on that album?). The earliest recording in the list above is that by Max Dunbar in 1956 (also the longest track). Can anyone please tell me which of the 3 tunes, if any Dunbar, uses? Also I would dearly like to know who first set 'Dawning of the Day' to the ballad as sung by the Corries.