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Thread #166583   Message #4007107
Posted By: GUEST
03-Sep-19 - 06:22 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Rome she casts her shadow - oak-ash-thorn
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Rome she casts her shadow - oak-ash-thorn
AS was mentioned once before on another thread, "Oak and Ash and Bitter Thorn" occurs in the Child Ballad "Glasgerion." Probably easiest to find on the Bert Jansch album "Jack Orion." I agree that it's more common to find just Oak and Ash without the Thorn.

To give credit where it's due, the name for our acapella trio was suggested by Amie Hill. Later, wanting to use a different tune than the Peter Bellamy, we commissioned a Mixolydian tune from Ellen Hoffman. A recording of that tune is on our 2001 CD "Old Enough to Drink" available for Download from CD Baby.

--Doug Olsen
Oak Ash & Thorn