The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #115504   Message #4151022
Posted By: The Sandman
26-Aug-22 - 02:20 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Loving Hannah - Bawley Boat?
Subject: RE: Origins: Loving Hannah - Bawley Boat?
Dick, I posted the text exactly as I found it in Jean Ritchie's Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians, pp 95-96. I do not make corrections to the texts I post. I wish Jean were still here to explain this word to us.
She clearly did not know what it meant, why go on repeating a mondegreen?, traditional music has to evolve it is not a museum artefact, sing something that makes sense, this reminds me of a nosense verse in wildwood flower that the opriginal carter family sang