The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9769   Message #64588
Posted By: Sandy Paton
20-Mar-99 - 05:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bonny Susie Clellan?
Subject: RE: maybe traditional, maybe not, i don't care
Not that I know of, but Lisa Null did a splendid rendition on (was it?) her recording titled "Feathered Maiden." That was my introduction to the ballad. Guess I stopped reading Child's versions of "Lady Maisry" too soon.

Regarding the spelling of Cleland: if it's pronounced Clee-land, as I've always heard it, one "L" would be correct, as in Paton -- one "T" and pronounced Pay-ton. Caroline always says "Like the writer of Cry the Beloved Country, not the General!" We know where our preferences are.