The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #35547   Message #487591
Posted By: GUEST,Zorro
20-Jun-01 - 02:15 AM
Thread Name: Help: History of Blackjack David-y-ey
Subject: RE: Help: History of Blackjack David-y-ey
Johnny Faa was the gypsy chieftain who inspired all of the songs, or so I've been told. This was a time when gypsies were outlawed in Scotland (and Ireland)There is a beautiful fiddle tune named Johnny Faa, a man (don't have his name handy) set words to it telling a story about Bonnie Prince Charlie. The song's title is "Wae's me (woe is me) for Prince Charlie" It's a beautiful lament and I'm told that this song was the only song the man ever wrote. My two cent contribution.