The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16806 Message #630320
Posted By: GUEST,MCP
18-Jan-02 - 05:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Green Lady
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Green Lady
I came across this thread via the Lady Jean Drummond one. I agree that all the material in The Chime Child is suspect (though I have been known to sing Three Danish Galleys at times) - it just doesn't look or sound like traditional song (chime child though I am myself by RT's definition).
A lady who died a few years ago used to come to a song session I ran at Sidmouth and she had known Ruth Tongue in her younger days. She told me that she and Ruth Tongue had been walking (in Dorset I think) one morning and at some sight RT said "That reminds me of a line from a song" (The one about the willow?). By evening she had "recovered" the entire song and tune. This did nothing to allay my suspicions.