The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53225   Message #824165
Posted By: Amos
12-Nov-02 - 10:32 AM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Series: Violet
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Violet
Lyrics of "Turtledove" are clearly germane to the ancient love song "My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose", which was compiled in Robert Burns' work. The same themes find themselves echoing in Appalachian songs ("Cry Willy, Poor Boy" uses the same images in the romantic avowal of undying love, for example) and a parallel construction is evident in "Ten Thousand Miles", among others.