The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #1921   Message #870640
Posted By: Mary Humphreys
20-Jan-03 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: Deep and false water...
Subject: RE: Deep and false water...
I have been singing a version of this song for more years than I care to remember. I think it came from the Moore collection, and is probably in Bronson. I have always called the young man Willie Lennon. Harry Boardman had a verse about 4 and 20 young maids all dressed in white and 4 and 20 young men all dressed in green that I have added to the end of the song.My tune is very reminiscent of Buncloddy.
I haven't any idea who was the East Anglian singer - wish I did!. Scan Tester was recorded singing a version in Sussex. It is on 'The Voice of the People' Volume 3. Well worth a listen.