The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45697   Message #676493
Posted By: Hecate
26-Mar-02 - 08:30 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cruel Mother variant: Fine Flowers in...
Subject: Help:Cruel Mother varient
I've just been through all the "Cruel Mothers" amongst other things on this site, and to my frustration, the one I want isn't there. I know the first verse goes something like,

"Well she leaned her back against a thorn
Fine flowers in the valley
And two bonny bairns she there has born
And the green leaves they grow rarely."

I'm after a version with the fine flowers and green leaves lines - could any of you wonderful people furnish me with this? It might well be out there under other names - I'm sure I've heard it called "Fine flowers in the valley" if that helps.