The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8017 Message #48803
Posted By: Murray on Saltspring
10-Dec-98 - 03:34 AM
Thread Name: If I was/were a blackbird? Author?
Subject: RE: If I was/were a blackbird? Author?
This is probably (nay, certainly) an anon folksong, but the version I'm familiar with was recorded many years ago by Delia Murphy, and this to me is "her" version. But in the book "Walton's New Treasury of Irish Songs & Ballads", part 2 (1966) page 45, there's a full version of 5 verses + chorus (which begins as title) with an alternative "male version" opener. Maybe you can post your new verses?