The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35605   Message #486366
Posted By: Dani
18-Jun-01 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Turtledove Done Drooped His Wings
Subject: turtledove done drooped his wings
Hey guys!

Anyone know this song, and know a little background? All I've found is that The NexTradition credits "the singing of Bessie Jones", and the DT says it's "sung by Sandy and Caroline Paton" (which, by the way, is like seeing a sign on a tree that says, "made by God". Or as my husband says, "remember the night we drank beer?).

So anyway, this is my new favorite song to sing, but I can't figure it out for the life of me. I get the Sacred Harp connection, but what about the rest of the words, for Pete's sake? There's definitely a gospel connection there, but it's darn hard to follow.

Any insights?