The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8648   Message #54049
Posted By: Martin _Ryan
14-Jan-99 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: If i was a blackbird?
Subject: If i was a blackbird?
The DT has two versions of this. One is a three verse + chorus version which is close to the standard one heard in Ireland (as in O'Lochlainn's Irish Street Ballads). The other is credited to Andy M Stewart and, apart from a change to a male perspective, has two extra verses. Anyone know anything of the source of these verses? Or any others? I ask because a friend of mine recently heard a five-verse version and is trying to trace it. p.s. I came across an Andy M Stewart website which might well help - but can't get through to it.