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Thread #40058 Message #4042747
Posted By: GUEST,Gibran Lewis
29-Mar-20 - 12:57 AM
Thread Name: Origin: I saw tonight a lovely dancer/A Star Child
Subject: RE: Origin: I saw tonight a lovely dancer/A Star Child
My grandmother, Audrey nee` Franklin, born in 1927, would sometimes sing this, among many other songs she knew and loved. Until finding this thread, I could find nothing of its origins. She also sang a lyrical ballad about The Miller's Lovely Daughter, but I can find little on that either. She was a repository of songs, but those are two I've had the hardest time finding historical background on. This thread was a wonderful find regarding the first, Twilight's Fairy Daughter/A Star Child. If anyone knows origins on the Miller's Lovely Daughter, please let me know. It was slower, and included the lines, "the miller's lovely daughter was standing at the door, reflected in the water, I saw her face once more; reflected in the water, I saw her face once more."