The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #43708   Message #640327
Posted By: Irish sergeant
01-Feb-02 - 08:37 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Suzannah Martin / Susanna Martin
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Suzannah Martin
I have Touchstone's version of it and I have to say I dig Claudine Langille's voice. How true the lyrics were remains debatable. My research indicates that Susannah Martin was in her sixties and the rest of it might well be true. I believe the jacket notes stated that the lyrics were taken from the court transcripts. I guess even in 1692 they couldn't bring themselves to admit they were persecuting old women. None the less, it's a great song. Kindest regards, Neil