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Thread #32073 Message #421166
Posted By: Sandy Paton
19-Mar-01 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: An Acre of Land
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: An Acre of Land
That chorus is quite similar to the one sung by Lawrence Older, Bruce. Your memory is holding up very well!
I forgot to mention Sara Cleveland's fine version of Child #2 -- her title, based on the refrain, was "Every Rose Grows Merry in Time" which clearly relates to the "Savory, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme" refrains found in other versions. Sara was an Irish grandmother living in Hudson Falls, New York, when we met her, but she soon moved up to live with her son's family in Brant Lake, NY. She had a huge repertoire of traditional songs from her Irish mother, a few from her Irish father and an uncle, and some from local friends, most of whom worked in the Adirondacks as loggers. Her Folk-Legacy LP is now available as only as a custom cassette.