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Thread #33569   Message #448692
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
24-Apr-01 - 10:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Twa Sisters / Lay Bent to the Bonny Broom
Subject: RE: 'twasisters' lay the bent to bonny broom
That "lay the bent to the bonny broom" could have been added on at any time, but is not in James Smith's original version, 1658, which is in the Scarce Songs 2 file on my website. In an American version collected in Virginia in 1962, and published with tune in 1988, it goes: And she cried "The dreadful wind and rain".