The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48023 Message #765153
Posted By: Big Mick
14-Aug-02 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Spancil Hill
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Spancil Hill
This has been fascinating from the first minute that Frank posted a number of years ago. Thanks to Martin, George (How are you, my friend?), Frank for their scholarship and determination.
As I listen to the Black Sheep tape, and the way it is sung, the meter of the tune almost sounds like a chant. Perhaps, Martin, it is simply, as Robbie says, a metered cadence style song used in times gone by for the sharing of a good yarn? Seems odd that one can't find the beginning in any other sense.