The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40546   Message #582040
Posted By: KathWestra
29-Oct-01 - 01:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bushes and Briars
Subject: RE: Bushes and briars
Yes, Jean, it was Isla's singing of "Bushes and Briars" in "Far from the Madding Crowd" (one of my all-time favorite movies) that was my introduction not only to the song, but to Isla's singing. It inspired me to seek out and learn the song, which has had remarkable staying power over the years. I love its modal melody. I'm one of those who uses the last two lines of the verse as a refrain line -- in my mind,the only thing better than a good modal melody is the opportunity to sing it with good modal harmony!